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On The Way To Islay

Picture of the silhouette of Arran at the end of Loch Fyne

Part of the attraction (but also the hassle) of Islay is the getting there. Unless you fly from Glasgow it is a quite long drive past Loch Lomond, Loch Long and Loch Fyne. In bad weather it can be a horrible drive, but on a sunny day I still think it's a great drive. Even after all the years and the multiple times I've driven the route, especially on a good day where you can see the Isle of Arran when looking down Loch Fyne.

For some good impressions of most of the way you can try the photo diary of a French couple, who took a lot of pictures during a holiday in the area. They didn't travel to Islay, but Kintyre, the route is the same though. Along Loch Lomond and past Rest & be thankful, a detour around the Cowal peninsula and Inveraray to Tarbert (and on to Kintyre, if you're interested). Note: these pages are huge, even with a broadband connection they take a while to download. You'll probably struggle on dial-up. But a lot of the pictures are excellent, they had fantastic weather for most of the time.

And as we're on the topic of travelling to Islay, I've almost arrived on Islay with my Scotland Summer 2006 travelogue. The page for the drive from Kinlochewe to Tarbert is complete and I've just started the page for my Arrival on Islay. Hopefully some more progress over the weekend.



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