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Didòmhnaich, 02/Nov/2014

Islay Blogging Roundup #312

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Apparently it's going to get chilly in a couple of days, autumn proper or even winter arriving just before I leave for my next Islay visit? As long as that gives me a few clear crisp nights for some night photography on Islay I don't mind. But that's still two weeks off, so for now back to the Islay mentions in the blogs this week:

With it getting colder it's a good time for a wee dram of Islay single malt whisky. Sjoerd went to Trick or Tweet with Rachel Barrie and tasted the Port Charlotte 10yo, 2002-2013, 62.5% – Private Cask for Nickolls & Perks. The Big Bad Bald Bastard writes about the Thousand Dollar Bottle?!?! Jon writes about a Bruichladdich tasting in It’S All About The Barley and also reviews A Kilchoman Trilogy.

The Islay visits, including distillery visits: If I counted correctly he's on to number six now, as Johnnie Does Lagavulin. Day 1 was posted a couple of months ago, now she's following up with day 2 in Islay Diary 2014 - Ballygrant. The GrapeScot recounts and encounter on Islay earlier this year in Gartbreck - Excitement builds for Islay's next distillery. Katherine describes a day trip to Islay in Do Something You’Ve Never Done Before.

Lots of good news about the Islay wind turbine: The IECBS proclaims We have a turbine! On the IET blog we can read At last…. and see a Picture that paints a thousand words. On the Our Learning Blog of Port Ellen Primary we can read about their Bookswap and how they were Learning about recycling, including Paper making in P1/2 and Recyled paper Mark II.

Books and Biscuit reviews a German crime novel set on Islay in DER LETZTE WHISKY (Professor Bietigheim 4) - Carsten Sebastian Henn. Kate Davies introduces her new yoke design inspired by Islay visits in Westering Home.

The wildlife and birdwatching: Ed Burrell returns to Islay and restarts his blog with Summer days. On the Islay Birds blog we find a beautiful picture of a Golden Eagle, various sightings and the bird nerd meeting as well as a picture of a Bar tailed Godwit. Ron shares pictures of a White Tailed Sea Eagle on Islay Mobbed by Crows. Teresa shares two videos, Rutting Red Deer Stag, Jura Part 1 and Rutting Red Deer Stag, Jura Part 2. The INHT blog has pictures of a Late emerging Red Admiral and the RSPB Islay blog reports from the Hug a Goose day…. John Armitage writes about A Whopping Day for Whoopers!! 28.10.2014 and writes up some thoughts about the Diversionary Feeding Survey. And Gordon Yates has a notable highlight: Islay One Hundred.

Of course I'm going to finish with the pictures as usual: James Collett has Soldiers Rock, Islay. On his ramblings blog he also shares On The Shoot – Wyre Majestic, On The Shoot – Dunyvaig Castle and more. Wendy has pictures of Highland Coos on Islay. Ron has a dramatic evening sky at Saligo and a shepherd's warning from Portnahaven. From my own Islay Pictures photoblog I've picked the Cliffs on the Oa, Islay, and Kintyre, the Coast near Machir Bay in the fading light and the Sun breaking through at Machir Bay, Isle of Islay.

That's it for this week, more to come next week. Good night!

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