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Diluain, 03/Mar/2014

Islay Blogging Roundup #285

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Not a good time for blogging roundups at the moment. Was running far too late yesterday for various reasons so decided to push it out to today. Result? A long day in the office which makes me running late again. Still, going to give it a try to bring you one today, apologies for any rough edges. Here are the Islay mentions in the blogs last week:

Visitors: Rebecca writes about Islay Life in the Study Abroad at Edinburgh Uni blog. Scene in Focus shares Islay bound, followed by Kildalton cross and Barnacle Geese

Whisky: Various Islay single malts were tasted and judged, including Bunnahabhain Cruach-Mhona Batch 7 50 %, Ardbeg Uigeadail, A few interesting Laphroaigs, Kilchoman 2007 Vintage – Review and Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2006. Good news on the Bruichladdich News blog, Congratulations Mary! and A New Laddiewaggon For Germany. On WhiskyExperts from Austria we can read about Secrets of Islay, Teil Zwei – ein Nachbericht zum Tasting while a fifty-something had A little Islay whisky education at Whisky and Alement.

Local and other: The Dower House crew went Walking at Ardnave on Mary-Ann's Birthday! Ron reports Islay Natural History Trust Visitor Centre to Close in March, but then again there is fresh hope as Visitor Centre in Port Charlotte likely to Remain Open.

Birdlife: Gordon Yates writes about The Flying Barn Door he spotted before leaving Islay. On the Islay Birds blog we can read about near miss Hen Harriers, Golden Eagles and Hen Harriers and Northern Lights and birdwatching. Amy writes about Farmland Birds and Winter Thrushes and on the RSPB Islay blog we can read about the Birdcam! and follow David in wondering Who's that trip trapping across my bridge... There's also More from the trails.

Pictures: I think pretty much everyone would agree that the pictures of the week were the Northern Lights, including James Deanes pictures of the Aurora Borealis over Islay. Ron had a derelict cottage and fishing boats. James Collett has an Islay reply to Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: White. Amy takes us to Ardnave. From my own Islay Pictures photoblog I've picked the Rainbow above a tree at Kilchoman, the Port Charlotte distillery warehouses and and my sister Walking through a natural arch, Isle of Islay.

Phew, done. Despite a rather dodgy and slow internet connection tonight causing me problems. Off to bed, good night.

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