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Didòmhnaich, 12/Oct/2014

Islay Blogging Roundup #309

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Autumn certainly has arrived now I believe, at least in West Berkshire. It has cooled down markedly over the last week, let's see how long I can hold out until I cave in and turn the heating on. I've been busy with a variety of things this weekend, booking my Islay visit in November and learning about The Data Scientist’s Toolbox. But now it's time for this week's Islay mentions in the blogs:

To start with a slightly unusual find, a German blog entry Buchmesse – Wie auf einem anderen Planeten about a book fair mentions a German crime novel (don't know if any translations are planned) set on Islay.

Moving on to the Islay whisky mentions: The German Alkoblog writes Tausend Höllenhunde: Ardbeg 10 im Test. From the other side of the planet Whisky Waffle writes about Jim McEwan: the Rock-Star of Whisky (and also reviews the Laphroaig 10 Year Old). Bozzy tastes the Big Peat… and Drink Spirits has a Review: Laphroaig Cairdeas 2014 Amontillado Edition Whisky. Again from Germay we can read Botschaften aus dem "Hinterzimmer": Neue Ardbeg Embassy wird in Berlin eröffnet. Serge compares Port Charlotte vs. Octomore Islay Barley on On the Bruichladdich news blog we can read about The Laddiewaggon in Germany and Port Charlotte Islay Barley Launched.

Kind of whisky related, yet somehow different, Lagavulin 16 Makes History…Drunk History. The Whisky Lassie has Can you say light bulb!? Virtual tour of Islay whiskies…

On Great Drams we can read about Memories of a 1985 visit to Bowmore while the Perpetual Pilgrim's visit to Scotland included Islay.

On Posie's Blog we learn The Maternity Wing turns into a Nursery… and the Dower House team tells us "All that glitters is not gold it's copper!". Lots of new entries on the Our Learning Blog of Port Ellen Primary, including The Cheeky Chicks, a look back at the Book Festival, an introduction to Mrs Regli from Switzerland and information about the Commonwealth War Graves Commision Ceremony.

For the birdwatching and wildlife we start with the Islay Birds blog again, where we read about Whooper Swans over Port Ellen, a variety of sightings and some bird count numbers. The INHT blog marks the end of the season with Free-ing the fishes. The RSPB Islay blog has More arrivals… to report and information about the Brent goose journey.

To close of course the pictures again: James Collett shares a Sunset At The Big Strand, Islay. From my own Islay Pictures photoblog I've picked Moon over Coull in October 2010, Lagavulin and Dunvaig Castle from the Islay ferry and Wave breaking over Port Charlotte pier, Isle of Islay.

And again one more thing: Teresa has posted a lot of great pictures on her Islay Wildscapes blog again. Some I've picked (but there are plenty more on the blog) include Barnacle Geese, Gruinart, Stormy Sunset over Kilchoman and Loch Gorm, Stormclouds at Dusk, Loch Gorm, Sanaig, Sunset at Loch Gruinart, Loch Gruinart Sunset from Craigens and 4.4m High Tide at Craigens, Loch Gruinart

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