Monthly Archives: May 2010

Left Alba, arrived USA, thanks to …

For the past few days we have been without internet access as we made our way back from Islay to the USA. It’s almost 9:30PM on May 31, 2010 and we have been back at oor wee cottage for about … Continue reading

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Friday night 8:45PM entry

This will probably be the final entry during the trip. We leave Islay tomorrow and between then and Monday night, when we are back in the states, we do not anticipate any ability to be “on line”. However, we will … Continue reading

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Wed (26th) and Thu (27th)

This is an early entry for May 26 and 27. We are planning on attending some night time events tomorrow (Wed) and Thursday; a Gaelic concert Wednesday in Bogh Mor … Bowmore, and Clootie Dumpling Ceilidh in Port nah Abhainne … Continue reading

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Eilean Dhiura

Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 17:30 hours Today we took the ferry Eilean Dhiura (Island of Jura) to … the Isle of Jura !!! From Port Askaig it’s only about a 15 minute ride. After you drive off the ferry your … Continue reading

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Shopping, Laphroaig, The Oa and Monument

Mike here … Another entry written, and posted, some time after the events. In this case I am writing at 08:00 Tuesday the 25th about yesterday, Monday the 24th. I had hoped to post Sunday last night but we were … Continue reading

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Church in Kilmeny, Bruichladdich Open Day

Mike here … this being written at about 9:45PM on Sunday the 23rd, but probably not posted until Monday. We had a busy day which started out with worship at the Kilmeny Parish Church, which dates back to about 1800. … Continue reading

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A special thanks to Pastor Marshall Cross, Michelle (his wife) and …

the members of their church for welcoming us to their home and their fellowship. We were unable to spend as much time with them as we would have liked, primarily because of the cancelled original flight, but we hope/pray to … Continue reading

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Drive frae Wishaw, Ferry tae Islay

Approx 8PM, Sat 22 May 2010 Jacqueline here; just beginning to recover from jet-lag and already missing Michelle and Marshall Cross, our dear friends in Wishaw, near Glasgow. Last night our home-away-from-home was a caravan in a garden near the … Continue reading

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Manual transmissions, Martyrs, Wallace, The Bruce

07:30 Friday, May 21, 2010 Yesterday we picked up our car hire at the airport so today we can drive to Tarbert and begin the Islay portion of our journey. What fun driving a manual transmission with right hand steering … Continue reading

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(Let Us Haste Tae) Kelvin Grove … bonnie lassie o

Today we visited Kelvin Grove (museum) which has been a goal for several months after I visited Scotland in December. Gordon Campbell pointed out the museum and suggested I visit it. I told him we have a song called Kelvin … Continue reading

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