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Didòmhnaich, 25/Aug/2013

Islay Blogging Roundup #260

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Apologies if you were expecting a blog entry last night, it's been a rather busy quadcopter weekend so far. All of yesterday and large parts of this morning I was very busy editing and then uploading my latest Islay video, Laphroaig Distillery, Islay, with a DJI Phantom Quadcopter. More about that tomorrow. This afternoon I tried and after several attempts (and a few unprintable words) finally managed to update the firmware on my quadcopter. Future videos should be OK now hopefully. With that out of the way I can now focus on the Islay, Gigha and Jura mentions in the blogs this week:

Let's start with the visits, on Worldviews we we find Finlaggan. Julia Garner treats us to her Islay diary, followed by Killinallan and Gortantoid point, Ardnave point and Saligo Bay, Mc Arthur's head from Ballygrant, Mc Arthur's head from Claggain Bay, Jura - coral beaches and finally Last Day. A bit of walking in The Coastal Path in Scotland – Islay. Gordon Homer's Islay visit has now come to an end, he finished with Summer 2013 Visit goes Forth….., Summer 2013 Visit , The Fifth column…… and Summer 2013 Visit , The Final Frontier. Also Off-at-a-tangent has Islay And Jura: Catchinig The Light. And Josh had A smoking love affair.

On Whippety Wanderings a number of postings from Islay: Romahome Journey To Islay (which I already mentioned a while ago), Wild Islay Beachside Campsite, Three Islay Distilleries, A Night On The Town On Islay and Wildlife Safari On Islay are the entries so far.

How about a few Islay whisky ones? Cask Tales has The naked whisky – Caol Ila 14 while WhiskyNotes tasted the Bowmore 1998 (Whisky Agency) and the Lagavulin 30 years. Whisky for everyone writes about the New release - Bowmore 23 years old Port Cask Matured (although at the price I'm not sure if it's for everyone…). The Whisky Exchange blog writes Laphroaig: A Love Letter. Rachel filled a bottle of the Still Games from Bruichladdich. Also Bruichladdich On Channel 4 News on the Bruichladdich News blog. Oh, and Bozzy tastes and likes the Single Cask Nation Laphroaig 6yo…

Asher posted an update on his blog, Endeavour Project - Final Trip. Anna writes about Crotal – Lichen, you'll find a lot of that on Islay. The Islay and Jura Timebank wishes a Happy Birthday and has a Timebank Summer Update. Ron worries the Population of Islay in Decline.

Some great stuff on Douglas blog again, who was Living the dream of the Hebridean Isles on Gigha. He continued with We were not alone on Gigha, Much toing and froing on the crossing to West Loch Tarbert, Daisies , shells, pottery and a marble at Dunskeig Bay and finished with The ferries of West Loch Tarbert. Which are of course the Islay ferries.

Of course there was some birdwatching and wildlife, starting with the Islay birds blog: Ian reports back from the Birdfair, brings us Charles' Osprey and Natalie's Loch Indaal count as well as a variety of Sunday sightings. The INHT blog shares some Brilliant Butterfish, Flower Power at Killinallan and More moths.

To close as usual the pictures: On Feorlean's blog we find The Photographer, a familiar face. Worldviews brings us A few flowers on Islay and Jura and rainbowmore. Charles Kenwright has a few pictures as well, Telephone Box, Islay, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, Evening Light, Port Ellen, Islay, Inner Hebrides Scotland and Carraig Fhada Lighthouse, Port Ellen, Islay, Inner Hebrides, Scotland. Ron shares Laphroaig Distillery from the Oa and Sun breaking through the clouds at Saligo Bay. From my own Islay Pictures photoblog I've picked Goldfinch at Kilchoman, Sedge Warbler at Kilchoman and Claggain Bay, Isle of Islay.

That's all for this week. This week's Scottish Roundup for the bigger picture isn't online yet, but check it out anyway. Good night!

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