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Didòmhnaich, 04/Nov/2012

Islay Blogging Roundup #229

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Somehow it suddenly is November, the clocks have gone back and it's mostly grey, cold and dull outside with limited sunshine. Well, time for a wee dram of Islay single malt at the fire then. Too bad I haven't got one in my flat. At least I've got home baking, this weekend's bread is a Three Flour Toasted Almonds & Sunflower Seeds Bread. That out of the way over to Islay in the blogs this week:

I assume there will be more to come after Bezoek aan Islay, 1) Bruichladdich, the number indicating Martijn visited more than one Islay distillery. The Sehfahrer from Germany writes about Wasser des Lebens (although he just needed an excuse to link to a picture). The GrapeScot has Ardbeg - from mothballs to medals. Bruichladdich informs us that Mark Reynier leaves Bruichladdich and hands the baton on.

The Southport British Sub Aqua Club is planning ahead to Island of Islay 1st to 8th June 2012. Other have already visited, the last two pictures in Somewhere in the Kingdom (Pt 1) I spotted last week let me expect more was to come, it duly did with many pictures from an Islay visit in Somewhere in the Kingdom (Pt 2). Someone from the LSESU says Islay be Back.

The Islay Energy Trust reports of Opportunities in Sound of Islay Project while Port Ellen Primary School's Our Learning Blog has news of Halloween at School and the upcoming BonFire on Monday. The Islay and Jura Timebank announces the next outing to Finlaggan on Tuesday.

Backpackingbongos went to Jura for Four days and not a soul in sight. The first part of the walk diary is also online now with A wander on the wild west coast of Jura pt1. The Moray Mountaineering Club visited Jura a while ago but only now get round to record the visit in May 2012 Weekend Meet Report: Jura

Gordon Yates brings us Geese,Geese And More Geese to start off the birdwatching and wildlife, he has a few more in On The Move. The Islay Birds blog also has lots of pictures this week: A Fieldfare, a Waxwing, another one of the Red breasted Goose and blue phased Snow Goose. The INHT blog announces the Wildlife Explorer of the Year 2012 while John Armitage has Geese, geese, even more geese!! 1.11.2012.

To finish as usual the pictures: In Weekly photo challenge: Foreign (2) – Islay we find a few from The Strand. The interestingly named Beautiful Railway Bridge of the Silvery Tay brings us Thalassa at Port Ellen, Islay. Demurely picked up picked up one of Andrew's pictures of Bowmore. Mark Unsworth's Image of the week is a view of Laphroaig Bay from the pier. The INHT blog brings is a picture of Rain on the way. From my own Islay Pictures photoblog I decided to go with the Kildalton Cross, the Rainy Landscape and Beinn an Oir on Islay's neighbour Jura.

That's it for this week I think, I hope I haven't missed anything important. As ususal the link to the Scottish Roundup for the bigger picture, this week with Music to your ears. Good night.

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