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Didòmhnaich, 23/Feb/2014

Islay Blogging Roundup #284

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Something makes me think it's time for an Islay Blogging Roundup. May be that it is Sunday evening? That must be it. So here we go, this week's Islay (and Jura) mentions in the blogs, as usual split into a few topics:

Whisky: WhiskyNotes from Belgium has notes about the Bunnahabhain 1980 (Whisky-Doris). Whisser from Denmark writes about a Bruichladdich Distillery warehouse tasting, also picked up by their hosts in The Whisser 'Peat Heads' Warehouse Tour. Rachel MacNeill (who is part of the YES campaign) has the Independence Whisky ~ Whisky FOR Scotland, not just FROM Scotland. The Malt Impostor tastes The Bowmore Devil's Casks (750 ml Beelzebub transfusion bottle) while The Whisky Exchange Blog reports from Bruichladdich: A Visit. The Islay Whisky Chapter Austria writes about Islay Men (well, two of them).

Visits: Julia Garner is on an Islay visit and shares her impressions in Tarbert and on to Islay, Killinallen - sunshine and sand, Ardnave Point, Jura - Tarbert to Loch Tarbert.....the scenery., Jura: Tarbert to Loch Tarbert - the wildlife., Machir Bay and Saligo coastline, Big Strand, Islay, Highland Cattle and Otters, Lower forms of life! and finally Snowdrops. Sandra shares Sommer, Sonne, Schottland- der Rest from their visit.

Local: From the Dower House Project we get the already mentioned (on Friday) Really Long Annual Update… (after A New Look! earlier). Amy went to the Manran concerts and shares some music.

Other: Ron brings some Good News for Port Ellen Filling Station.

Birdwatching and wildlife: Gordon Yates writes about a Shaking Otter. On the Islay Birds blog we find wet weather and the Hampshire Birders, Peter and Pia's sightings from Jura and a variety of sightings. John Armitage is Proclaiming success!!! E-petition reaches the 10000 threshold. Amy shares an update from a Beached Birds Survey. On the RSPB Islay blog we get to see lots of Otter prints.

Pictures: Ron shares Killinallan farm while James Collett takes us to Ardtalla, Islay and his A Photo a Week Challenge: From Colour to B&W also has an Islay/Jura theme. From my own Islay Pictures photoblog I've picked Portnahaven with An Tigh Seinnse pub, Hidden bay in the southern skerries, Isle of Islay and Walkers approaching Beinn a’Chaolais, Isle of Jura.

And that's it for this week. Good night.

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