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Islay Blogging Roundup #258

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Sunday evening, week coming to an end, time for the Islay blogging roundup. Managed to find quite a few this week (except for pictures), so here are this week's Islay, Jura and Gigha mentions in the blogs this week:

Again let me start with a few Islay visits, quite a few actually this week: I had mentioned Mark Newton's honeymoon on Islay before, this week he followed up with The Trip to Islay and the Bruichladdich Distillery Visit. Maria's Scotland Tour 2013 includes a visit to Islay. R Wallace put the Khaki pants on and after returning wrote Reaching the Isle of Islay. After leaving Ballycastle, der letzte Irische Hafen Andreas arrived on Islay with his yacht. I believe there's more to come, on HAUNTSOFMYANCESTORS we find Islay 1 Friday. anteen has visited Islay, Islay cont., Colonsay and Oransay. Some Dutch visitors sailed in for a Barbi on the beach and some Rooksmaak.

A few Islay whisky entries: Sku's Recent Eats writes Bruichladdich's Peat Comes of Age: Three 10 Year Old Peated Bruichladdichs and similarly Alex has Whisky review : Bruichladdich Port Charlotte PC10 (Heavily Peated). Caskstrength brings us Port Of Call - Bowmore Limited Edition 23 Year Old Port Matured Release. Moving south, on Whisky Empirically we find The Uisge Beatha: Laphroaig Cairdeas Origin (2012) while Enjoying Whisky has a Laphroaig Cairdeas 2013 Review. Cask Tales brings us The industrial ballerina – Lagavulin 21. Back west the Bruichladdich News blog reports So Far So Very Good… and Environmentally Friendly Silage At Octomore Farm. writes Islays Jüngste Brennerei Auf Der Erfolgspur: Kilchoman Überrascht Mit Der 3rd Edition 100% Islay.

From the half marathon Richard reports on Harpers Drinks journalists and whisky retailers dig deep to complete Ardbeg Islay Half Marathon. With a view to some affordable housing we have JR Partners and Tigh Grian: Islay visit to future sites for projects.

Douglas again writes about a kayaking visit to Gigha, The heat of a June day on the machair of Gigha and The landing place of the spectre, Gigha are the entries this week. Tom of Sea Kayak Trips has a series of entries: Sea kayak circumnavigation of Islay and Jura — Introduction, Day 1, Crinan to Jura, Day 2, Inverlussa to Am Fraocj Eilean Pier, Day 3, Sound of Islay to Port Ellen and so far the last entry Islay and Jura — Mull of Oa — Port Ellen to Port Charlotte — Day 4.

Ron has News from The Museum of Islay Life and some Islay Show Impressions. The Scottish Coastal Rowing Association reports very positively from the Islay Festival of the Sea.

For the birdwatching and wildlife the Islay Bird blog has a heads up for the upcoming Islay presence at the British Bird Fair, the sightings from Dave and Mary and various sightings on The Oa. The INHT blog reports of a Busy Centre! and from the Islay Show. John Armitage writes Tigers are abroad!

Not many pictures around apart from the ones included in the posts, so the only dedicated pictures I've got today are from my own Islay Pictures photoblog. This week I've picked Lagavulin distillery from the east, Rhuvaal lighthouse, Isle of Islay, and the Paps of Jura and Three Choughs at Ardnave Dunes, Isle of Islay.

And that's it for this week. For the bigger picture head over to the Scottish Roundup, I should think this week's roundup should be up soon. Good night!

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