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Didòmhnaich, 11/Dec/2011

Islay Blogging Roundup #191

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Running very late today, so I better hurry if I want to get to bed at a decent time today. Got sidetracked with all kinds of things again today. At least I managed to finally get the Islay Countdowns (in the right column) updated, if there's an event you'd like added please let me know. But now back to Islay in the blogs this week:

For a change I'm going to start with the birdwatching and wildlife, for a reason. There was a lot of talk about the big storm this week, well, judging from the Fulmar Storm Early Warning System on the Islay Birds blog the next one will be around in a few days already. Earlier in the week Danny reported watching Geese flying backwards and David reported from a farmland count. The Islay Natural History Trust blog has More geese roosting and By the wind sailors.

Having mentioned the storm, the INHT blog has A blustery day… and A calm winter's evening. Ron has an Update on the Islay Storm (I believe the official name was #hurricanebawbag ;-)), Saligo Bay during the Storm and More Islay Storm Pictures by James Deane. He also has pictures of the storm damaged Red Tin Roof Cottage at Loch Gruinart.

A storm is of course a good time to enjoy an Islay single malt in front of the fire, suggestions from Epi-Q with the Laphroaig Triple Wood, Port Charlotte from PEAT.SE and Jimmy saying Laphroaig is like a nice warm hug from a voluptuous Scottish goddess just in from a stroll along the coastline... I'm guessing. Peatreek needed One To Calm The Nerves… Caol Ila 18 Year Old, which I believe is unrelated to Growing Up… Kilchoman 100% Islay. The Bruichladdich Blog isn't convinced by the Islay Taste Map in Qi’sey and mentions The True Spirit of Scotland.

Related to the whisky production is Stories from the good ‘ol days of whisky – Volume 2: “The case of the grain well spent”

In other news ReJIG is looking at some new signage (and your opinion) and writes Kildalton Cross – historisches Keltenkreuz auf Islay. The Islay Energy Trust has news of the Argyll Offshore Wind – Socio-Economic Report – ARC Phase 2. Rachel brings us pictures of her Wild And Magic Islay Apparel ~ T Shirts or Wild And Magic Islay Apparel ~ Jackets.

The Big Room at Keills says Goodbye Miss Wilson while I believe Ian is busy elsewhere so we have to wait for Day 2 of PILGF. On Port Ellen Primary's Our Learning Blog we find an update from the Christmas Fair and can learn some Math.

While I pulled forward the birdwatching blogs I'm going to finish with the pictures as usual, still with an occasional storm theme. Mark Unsworth's Image of the week is of a Port Ellen bottle but with a stormy story. On his Islay Photography Gallery we find Saligo Spume and Saligo Bay Surf 3. James Deane has An invitation from Bowmore House for us. From my own Islay Pictures photoblog I think I'll go for the Descent to Saligo Bay, Ardbeg Distillery seen from the Islay Ferry and Steep Cut in Cliffs North of Lossit, Isle of Islay.

And that's it for today and this week. Before I leave you the link to the Scottish Roundup for the bigger picture, this week with A Not-Quite-Festive Roundup. Good night!

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