- After too long away I will be blogging again, and returning to Scotland
- Scotland: Beyond the Castles and Distilleries
- Tha seo inntinneach, nach eil? [This is interesting, isn't it?]
- An Lia Fàil [The Stone of Destiny] A bheil e ann an Ìle? [Is it in Islay?]
- Car hire, picked up at GLA, manual transmission !!!
Monthly Archives: May 2009
Last night’s “ceilidh” was not what we expected. Rather than traditional Scottish/Gaelic tunes the band played covers of american pop and country tunes. We were not impressed but the locals seemed to love it. It was almost surreal to hear … Continue reading
Mike posting at about 7PM, Saturday the 30th Today was Ardbeg’s open day. Once again we ran into the other couple (Gordon and Margaret Campbell) staying at Samhchair. Frequently meeting them during our stay has made the time very pleasand … Continue reading
I just realized (because I found it curious there were no comments) that the blog was set up to disallow comments. Now with very little time remaining here it might be irrelevant but feel free to comment on any posting.
Friday, 29 May 2009, 10:15 PM, UK time, 5:15 PM, NE time HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEAN AND JOYCE! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY ROB AND SARAH! We’ve just returned ‘home’ from a family ceilidh held in Ramsey Hall, a community center in Port Ellen, … Continue reading
Thursday 28 May 2009, 10:15PMIt’s been another day packed with adventure! We began doing laundry in a one-unit launderette in the village of Bowmore, pronounced B’mor, rolling the R on the end. While waiting, we visited a wonderful Scottish book … Continue reading
Another late night (almost 11PM) blog entry. We just returned from Bogh Mor (Bowmore) where we visited the last distillery on our agenda, had supper then heard two hours of Gaelic voices and traditional voices at the Ionad Chalium Chille … Continue reading
26 May 2009 6:30 PM I‘m afraid we‘re finding SO much to do and see that it’s difficult to stop to blog all our exploits. The days are indeed long here; it’s close to 11 before the sun sets and … Continue reading
Today started windy and cold, with look of rain. The rain held off but the sun did not shine until late in the day; just in time for dancing. We started out by driving about 10miles from Port Ellen to … Continue reading
So much to tell you! At the moment, Michael and I are relaxing, eating sandwiches in the sitting room at our B&B ‘Samhchair’ (Gaelic for tranquility) on Islay, still feeling the sway of our morning ferry ride here. We arrived … Continue reading