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Didòmhnaich, 22/Sep/2013

Islay Blogging Roundup #264

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It's been a busy weekend, I've been baking again. Two Bremer Klaben, some rolls and some bread. Also the quadcopter has been upgraded to the latest firmware as well as some new carbon fibre propellers. It's fairly unlikely that I'll get any calm weather during my next Islay visit in October, but maybe I'll get lucky and get a calm day to add to the Islay from the air - views from up high playlist. But that's still a few weeks away, now for the Islay mentions in the blogs this week:

Starting with the visits again, Marc and friends from Belgium report of their Islay – Jura Tripje in 2013 – Islay en Jura. The folks from Whisky for Everyone went on A trip to Islay, their first visit. A couple from Germany visited Scotland and Islay in Auf den Spuren eines kleinen Zauberers and Die Insel Islay und auf in den Süden!. In TRAVEL: SCOTLAND DAY 5 Becky and Alan arrive on Islay, I believe there's more to come. BajorRon thinks back to Sanaigmore in Scotland 2013: Sanaigmore: Spiritual Lessons from a SciFi Novel?

Some Islay whisky: Luk from Poland tastes the Laphroaig PX Cask and mushiMALT from Finland the Caol Ila Feis Ile 2011 & 2013 as well as the Caol Ila 14yo, 18yo ja 25yo OB. Alcohol and Aphorisms has Tasting Notes: Bruichladdich: Port Charlotte: Peat Project while whiskyundfrauen from Germany has two Version of an Interview with John from Laphroaig: There is the original In English: Interview with John Campbell, Laphroaig and the German translation at Interview: John Campbell, Laphroaig.

A blog from just across the North Channel about Rathlin and Glens Gaelic mentions Islay Gaelic on Twitter. Ron has thoughts about Argyll and Isles Marketing. From the Islay Energy Trust we can read an update on the Islay Community Wind Turbine Project – Community Consulation. With the winter closing in The Dower House Restoration Project reports of Progress: Slow, But Steady…

Jenn writes about The Isle of Jura Fell Race - 17 (really tough) miles. More running on the Scotch Odyssey Blog in Ardbeg Islay Half-Marathon.

On to the birdwatching and wildlife: The ever dependable Islay Birds blog has passed 2,000 entries, watched different birds in four corners of a field and the sightings of Bob and a German couple. The INHT blog shares two pictures of Bottle-nosed Dolphins in Loch Indaal. John Armitage went birdwatching again A bit later than intended! He also writes about Hen Harrier Roost Surveys. Amy in her first week at the RSPB Loch Gruinart helped with soil and dung sampling and got to see her first Red Grouse.

Finishing with the pictures as usual, Ron has an Autumn view of an Islay Farmhouse. Charles Kenwright shares Loch Finlaggan and Standing Stone, Loch Finlaggan. From my own Islay Pictures photoblog I've picked the colourful sunset seen from the Islay ferry, Soldier’s Rock in the afternoon sun and the Morning at Kilchoman and Rockside, Isle of Islay.

And that's it for this week, I hope you found some interesting Islay blogging links. For the bigger picture head over to the Scottish Roundup as usual, most recently with Wars Words Wardrobes and Wages Provide Plenty Of Food For Thought. Good night!

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