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Didòmhnaich, 29/Dec/2013

Islay Blogging Roundup #276

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Well then, time for the last Islay blogging roundup of the year. Recovery from my wisdom teeth removal seems to be going well so far (although I'm starting to get bored of soft food now), so while I'm a bit tired from a winter walk around Aldermaston Wharf this afternoon I thought I'll give a quick roundup a go. Here it is:

There was probably quite a lot of Islay single malt given (and consumed) at Christmas, so here are a few posts about some: The Vass brings us Whisky Review: @Bunnahabhain Toiteach and shares Lagavulin 37 Year Old 1976. Dramnation tastes the Big Peats Christmas and Fredde from Sweden the Bowmore 22 (1989) Blackadder Raw Cask 53,6%.

Islay is worth a visit at any time, there were a few over Christmas as well: Alistair and Sandy write 07 December 2013 - Christmas in Bonnie Scotland and 08 Boxing Day 2013. Gordon Homer has been back as well, this visit is documented in Christmas 2013, Christmas 2013 Visit Part 2 and Christmas 2013 Visit Part 3. Not strictly an Islay post, but it's from a journey to Islay by Beer and Baking, Fyne Ales In Scotland Are Mighty Fine Indeed. freekee thoughts has Day 5, Islay and on the same blog an entry Kildalton Cross.

Andrew ponders A 350 year old Christmas conundrum from Islay's neighbour Jura. Back on Islay the Dower House crew wishes Happy Christmas Everyone!. Ron announces Islay from the Roadside - Car and Bicycle Tours while John Armitage shares his thoughts about Wild,wild weather!!

Of course the birdwatching and wildlife continues, the RSPB blog brings us Secular cows and some proper prose… while tongue in cheek the INHT blog notices a New species for Islay (as well as some Scaup). Of course the ever reliable Islay Birds blog also has updates including various sightings from today, birds of prey on Boxing Day and birds and Christmas wishes.

To finish as usual the pictures: A huge number of new entries on the new Islay Wildscapes blog, my favourites include Winter Storm Porthanaven, Red Deer, Ardnave Point and Atlantic Storm Islay. Following on from his earlier Islay Geese posts Tim Collier has moved on to The Character Of Islay – Beyond Geese 1. Ron shares a bench overlooking Loch Indaal. From my own Islay Pictures photoblog I've picked Dramatic clouds over Saligo Bay, Sun and clouds in Machir Bay and Steep cliffs at the Oa, Isle of Islay.

That it for this Islay blogging roundup and also for this year (as far as blogging roundups go), more next year. Good night for now.

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