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Didòmhnaich, 01/Dec/2013

Islay Blogging Roundup #272

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Not as far as I had hoped, but good progress on the tax return. Also went into town yesterday to get a few things done, including my only concession to Christmas, Bah humbug! Better move on to the Islay mentions in the blogs during the last week of November:

Starting with the Islay whisky posts Ben tastes A flight of Big Peats after the Kilchoman 2007 Vintage earlier in the week. From Sweden writes Torven i Laphroaig släckt av portvin as well as Kandidatur till bästa ordinarie Octomore while the Malt Desk has the CAOL ILA 1982 - SIGNATORY. From Belgium WhiskyNotes shares notes about the Bunnahabhain 1987 (Perfect Dram) and Michael tastes both the Caol Ila 18 year old and the Caol Ila 12 year old. From Finland we get Bowmore - With a rebel yell and Tuhlaajapojan paluu - Port Askaig 12yo. Oh, and the Malt Impostor had the The Laphroaig 10 Cask Strength Batch 005, bottled Feb. 2013 at 57.2% (750 green & red decorated holiday bottle).

Moving on to the visits Chemistry of the Cocktail has two updates from an earlier Islay visit, Scotland 2013: Lagavulin and Ardbeg Distillery Tours and Scotland 2013: Bowmore Distillery Tour and Loch Indaal. Celia mentions her writing weekend on Islay and the Soletraveller writes about Wild and beautiful Islay.

A very special visit for a couple from Japan, who had their Extrem Scotch Wedding @ Islay. Congratulations and best wishes!

The Inaugural Isle of Islay Marathon gets a mention on the Dunbar Running Club blog. On the Our Learning Blog of Port Ellen Primary we are informed that the tickets for the Port Ellen Pantomime are on Sale Now! Justin Tyers asks Does everyone have a Novel in them? while Rachel shares a Portrait Of A Whisky Lover who actually runs a restaurant with an Islay link. The crew at the Dower House enjoyed The first quiet day for a while! having been Back from our travels with a "Little Red Trailer".

Having returned from her Islay visit Philippa Mitchell has many updates on her Barnacle – fish or fowl? art project blog, starting with a big Thank you!. People she met include James How on the RSPB farm at Loch Gruinart, Port Ellen school children shared their views with me., Mr Clark on his farm at Port Charlotte and Rosemary and Donald Fletcher at Persabus Pottery.

Continueing with the birdwatching and wildlife the Islay Birds blog reports bird sightings while gathering sheep, Starlings mimicking other birds and also has the latest rainfall numbers combined with news about Greenland Whitefronted Geese. On the INHT blog we find Sleeping geese and impressive Red Deer on Jura. The RSPB blog also writes about Greenland white-fronted geese, Islay 01/12/13, Amy has updates about HELPing Corncrakes! and Geese, geese, geese.

To close of course the pictures: James Collett has been down to Claggain Bay & Ardtalla and also said Let There Be Light. On the RSPB blog a bit of history with a picture, Asabus no more… Ron has a few guest posts, Islay Views by Folkert from Germany and Beautiful Pink Clouds at Saligo Bay, while the INHT blog takes us to The Paps of Jura. On my own Islay Pictures photoblog (which today celebrated its first birthday since the relaunch) I've picked The Paps of Jura from Keills, Rainbow at Saligo Bay and Barnacle Geese and the Paps of Jura from Loch Indaal, Isle of Islay.

And that's all for this week. More next week. Good night!

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