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Didòmhnaich, 08/Jun/2014

Islay Blogging Roundup #297

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While the weather on Islay has been rather mixed today (bright sunshine and torrential rain) it's been quite summery in West Berkshire today. Fingers crossed it will be nice and sunny from the end of this week when my summer holiday on Islay begins. But before that I still have this week's Islay blogging roundup, let's see what the blogs had to say about Islay and its neighbours:

Catching up on a few stragglers about the Feis Ile Islay festival: Peter shares his Reisebericht: Fèis Ìle 2014 – das Whisky-Festival auf Islay, the Feis Ile 2014: Masterclass mit Jim McEwan, the Ardbeg Tasting – Deconstructing the Dram and Feis Ile 2014: Mein Besuch bei Gartbreck. The WTC has Weds 28th, Bowmore Day. Fiona Robertson shares her experiences at the Islay Music and Whisky Festival. Hanna claims I Survived Drinking 23 Drams at a Whisky Festival in Scotland and Vinspire UK we find Smile for Feis Ile 2014: Islay Whisky Festival Roundup. Ron shares an Islay Festival Video of Bunnahabhain Open Day while Bruichladdich says Feis Ile 2014 - Thanks Everybody.

On to the visits: I had mentioned their journey via Inveraray last week, now the visit proper continues with Kennacraig till Port Ellen, Destination Bowmore, Paps of Jura, Jura, Bruichladdich and Islay Ale. Kimberly went On to Islay before a Pilgrimage to Oronsay and a visit of the Holy Wells on Colourful Colonsay before it all ended with the Seventeenth Ferry. Waz and Jules are Off to Islay.

A few Islay whisky entries: Scott got busy and has A Brace of Bruichladdich- Part 1, A Brace of Bruichladdich - Part 2, A Brace of Bruichladdich - Part 3 and A Brace of Bruichladdich - Part 4. Whisky Empirically has The Last of its Kind: Bruichladdich 12 (2nd Edition). Gordon Homer writes about A Festive Duo !

Asher wrote about his Kayaking/Camping Trip to Texa while our man from Maine writes about Ships and Scones. Becky shares Jane's story of a wee' sma' hours' encounter with nature. Justin Tyers brings us a Video: This is crogging… and Jenny at the Dower House has A Life Truly Lived. From the IET blog we learn the Sound of Islay application takes another step forward.

A bit of Islay wildlife and birdwatching: On the Islay Birds blog we find a picture of a Corncrake, a picture of a Meadow Pipit and a Canada Goose at Portnahaven. The INHT blog has not just one but two different Elephant Hawkmoths and impressions from a walk to Beinn Bheigier from Kynagarry. The RSPB Islay brings us More marsh fritillaries, Slip me some skin… and A Chough…

The pictures: In Evermore Ian Forsyth writes about the military cemetery at Kilchoman and shares his pictures. James Collett shares The American Monument Islay and Claggain Bay, Islay. Ron has a Portnahaven sunset. From my own Islay Pictures photoblog I've picked Port Ellen pier and marina, The wreck in Machir Bay on a hazy day and Ardbeg distillery from the hill, Isle of Islay.

That's it for this week, more in a few weeks.

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