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Didòmhnaich, 28/Dec/2014

Islay Blogging Roundup #318

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It won't be a long one as there wasn't a lot of blogging over Christmas, but I thought I'll post a quick last Islay blogging roundup for 2014. It also marks the end of my Christmas holidays, after a few very nice days together my sister left for Germany today with a visit to Cliveden on the way. But back to the Islay mentions in the blogs this week:

There were a few Christmas related (in the widest sense) posts: Ron wishes Merry Christmas from Islay Info and the RSPB Islay blog also wishes Merry Christmas. The Dower House crew in a very long entry writes All I Want For Christmas…Is a bath!

Ron also writes about The Herring Industry on Islay at Tayovullin. Udita has been reading, Smokeheads … a review is her post.

There were a few Islay whisky related postings including a Bowmore 21 Review on the Whiskey Jug, Ardbeg Galileo, OB 2012 on the Whiskycuse from Germany, some annoying opinions about the Laphroaig 14, 2000 (Old Malt Cask) and also in German (but Google Translate should give you the gist of it) Laphroaig im Feier-Fieber. Interview mit John Campbell, Distillery Manager.

Not a lot of birdwatching over Christmas, but the Islay Birds blog still had a few updates including an update from a young contributor, a Boxing Day update from the feeders and a few sightings from a frosty day. A slightly sad post on the INHT blog with some Christmas strandline casualties.

A few pictures: Konrad has a Winter panorama of the Paps of Jura, Isle of Jura, Scotland and Ron shares the Paps of Jura with some snow. From my own Islay Pictures photoblog I've picked Kilchoman Church from the air, Otter in the gloaming in Saligo Bay and Laphroaig distillery from the air, Isle of Islay.

And that's it for this week and this year. More next year.

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