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Didòmhnaich, 05/May/2013

Islay Blogging Roundup #249

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Well, it's been a while. Islay visits, Islay from the air videos and a few other things got in the way. Four weeks are a long time, but I thought I'll give it a go anyway to pick some nice blog entries with Islay (and Colonsay) mentions. Here we go:

David has been on an Islay adventure while Gridley reports from his Islay visit in Scotland Day 4. You'll have to scroll a bit for the Islay bit as their journey was via Arran, but there are a lot of pictures in Lightweight and Luxury Island Hopping. Gordon Homer has just started his Spring 2013 Visit

Last year it mentioned the Holy Coo in Bowmore, now it's time for Scottish Scone Guide No.11 - The Outback Cafe and Gallery, Sanaigmore, Islay. The Jinja Coo says Islay be Back and Willa Blair is in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge: I is for Islay. The Moondance sailed from the Isle of Man to Jura with a stop on Islay.

Probably should have a few Islay whisky related entries: The Cask Finish Whisky Blog tastes the BRUICHLADDICH BLACK ART 3 and BRUICHLADDICH ISLAY BARLEY 2006. On the Bruichladdich news page we find ISLAY BARLEY 2006 REVIEW BY WHISKYDUDE, WORKING WITH 'CROWS NEST FILMS' and LYCEE JULES-FERRY. Heiko reports from the 04/27 - Islay Barbecue at the Whiskyfair 2013. The Master of Malt announces We're Goin' To Islay!.

Marc Calhoun has a few entries from an Islay visit: Sea Tragedy - Islay, Kilnave Hermitage 3, Kilnave Hermitage 2, Kilnave Hermitage 1, Kilnave Cross - Islay and Sanctuary Cross - Islay.

Ron is currently on his Islay visit going into the third week, he's been on a few short walks with his wife and young daughter including A Walk to Killinallan Point, Walking to Ardnave Point, Claggain Bay and Ardtalla Beach and A Stunning Beach Walk on Islay. In addition he proclaims Laphroaig was my first love... and mentions Hebrides Islands on the Edge Featuring Islay.

The events are over by now, but the Islay Energy Trust asked What would you do with £80,000 per year? Justin Tyers reports of Something fishy in our water… while Posie says there's A spring in the happy farmer's step... On AM BOTHAN {THE BOTHY} we find SALIGO and WORKING.

On Port Ellen Primary's Our Learning Blog we find reports from a Day of Dance, a GLOW MEET WITH INDIA and Wave Power Devices. We also find a heads up about Blar.

A variety of updates from Colonsay in Ganseys. Kapitein, Danger Mouse and Gavalus Gavalar..., Colonsay on the TV tonight 16th April - Rockpools- BBC4 at 9:00pm and Wedding Bells...

The birdwatching and wildlife: As usual a lot of updates in the Islay Birds blog, among them a Linnet, a Snipe, a stunning shot of lots of Black Tailed Godwits (make sure to view in big) and a Gull and a Tern with a fish. The INHT blog brings the sad news of Jane Dawson, founder of the INHT passing away. There are also Primroses, A small plant with a very long name, Brent Geese on the move and an Adder Skin. John Armitage reports of Squeezed time, some result!! and remembers Jane Dawson, Isle of Islay.. Gordon Yates writes Take That, and no, he's not talking about the boy band. The RSPB blogs have Islay's winter stragglers

A few pictures, starting with Becky's pictures from the Beinn a' Chaolais with Walk Islay. Mark Unsworth has a picture of all the ISLAY DISTILLERY MANAGERS and the story behind it. One IMAGE OF THE WEEK is of Saligo Bay. Ron has the Big Strand, Loch Gruinart and Islay House in Bridgend. From my own Islay Pictures photoblog I've picked Big Splash in Saligo Bay, Windblown Sand in Machir Bay and Walk Islay on Beinn a’Chaolais, Isle of Jura.

I think I'll leave it at that now, as usual the link to the Scottish Roundup for the bigger picture, most recently with UKIP – volunteering for satire. Good night!

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