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Didòmhnaich, 10/Feb/2013

Islay Blogging Roundup #240

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Hopefully the weather will improve until the Islay walking week 2013 in April, it's been rather wet and grey both on Islay and in West Berkshire where I'm writing this. At least I know I'm not the only one getting drenched when I was out on my run today. Anyway, enough of that, on to what the blogs had to say about Islay, Scarba, Gigha and Colonsay this week:

A blog from Germany called Whisky Investment suggests to buy the Bruichladdich Black Art: Die Leidenschaft beim Sammeln zählt (I still have an unopened bottle of the 02.2 standing here. No need to email me with an offer though unless it is in the 5 digit+ range. GBP. I bought it to drink it). On Whisky Israel Gal tastes the Bowmore – Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) while the Singapore Whisky blog tastes Another Two Islay Whiskies - One Oldie and a Newbie. A blog pairing wine and spirits with music has a look at the Kilchoman 100% Islay. Mark tastes Laphroaig 10 Years Old Original Cask Strength and Jonas is Tasting one Bowmore.

Ron writes about the new owners of the Fly Cuppa Cafe at Islay Airport, Emma and Ron Goudie. Having once enjoyed their hospitality I'm sure it will be very good. Justin Tyers went Dead beat in the bushes… Coming up on Tuesday is the next gentle stroll of the Islay & Jura Timebank, this time at Machir Bay. Posie wishes Please horses don't gobble me up.... after an eventful day. From An Sionnach Ìle we can read There Went January.

On Colonsay it's 'Hold on to your hats boys'! and Postcards from the Edge takes us to GIGHA after leaving Islay via PORT ELLEN. Two blog entries take us to Jura's neighbour Scarba: Writes of Way has Between the Grey Dog and Breacan’s Cauldron, Backpackingbongos brings us Scarba – Stags on treasure island pt1 and there will be more to come.

For the birdwatching the Islay Birds blog reports of miserable weather and a cheeky Starling, the sightings of the Lochwinnoch birders and a storm report as predicted by the Fulmars (with added bird sightings). John Armitage mentions his Return to base. 2.2.2013. and says it's Back to (early? ) reality.

For the pictures Becky asks Where have you gone sunshine? with some sunny pictures on the INHT blog. Am Bothan {the bothy} brings us two pictures of contrasting weather. James Deane brings us a long term exposure of Soldier's Rock before announcing they're off on holiday. On the Hazel Tree we find a developing painting Storm over Islay. Mark Unsworth is still away, but keeps sending greetings from France. From my own Islay Pictures photoblog I've picked Walker on a Natural Arch, Diving Gannet at Saligo Bay and Stormy October Day in Machir Bay, Isle of Islay.

That's all for this week again, more next week. As usual the link to the Scottish Roundup, however, this week's roundup hasn't been published yet. And with that, good night!

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