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Old 07 February 2012, 16:10   #1
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First time on Islay

Hard pressed to get as good a day in summer.

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Old 07 February 2012, 16:24   #2
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Stunning!!! Its Gods country.

Hope to pass through Islay on way to get my free dram in the Jura pub this summer!!
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Old 07 February 2012, 16:29   #4
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I agree there's some cracking day's to be had during the winter months. If I ever win the lottery me thinks one of them big redbay cabin ribs will be one of the first things on my list. The scenery looks stunning great vid
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Nice was that today then.

Went over yesterday - Yes beautiful place. Bit of fog around Rathlin - quite thick in the morning, sunshine rest of the day and flat calm sea. Can reccomend Islay Hotel - especially local brewed malt ales.
Also introduced to local gin "Botanist" - very fine stuff
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Went over yesterday - Yes beautiful place. Bit of fog around Rathlin - quite thick in the morning, sunshine rest of the day and flat calm sea. Can reccomend Islay Hotel - especially local brewed malt ales.
Also introduced to local gin "Botanist" - very fine stuff
Great Vid Richard I agree Botanist is lovely! Absolutely cracking day it was much the same in Girvan too. Hey what an admission first time Islay with a boat name that you have shame on you sir.
Look forward to meeting and having a dram at easdale.

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Stunning!!! Its Gods country.

Hope to pass through Islay on way to get my free dram in the Jura pub this summer!!
Passing thru maybe a tad difficult But both are worth the visit allbeit I do frquent Jura more often during the summer from tayvallich and yes as the regulars on here know I am quite partial to a few Jura's which ever stain
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Great Vid Richard I agree Botanist is lovely! Absolutely cracking day it was much the same in Girvan too. Hey what an admission first time Islay with a boat name that you have shame on you sir.
Look forward to meeting and having a dram at easdale.

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Must admit - took the easy port first. Portnahaven looks a bit tricky on the chart - but its on the list.
Look forward to Easdale - fingers crossed with the weather.
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Nice one R. I distinctly remember when I set foot on Islay after my first crossing - it was a moment to be savoured, just like the drachm

Port na Haven was looking well there. It must have taken a will of steel to video the approaching fog and not pan down to the ginormeous plotter that you have

Well done that man!
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Must admit - took the easy port first. Portnahaven looks a bit tricky on the chart - but its on the list.
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Yea point taken it is tricky with a few rocks, overfalls, eddies and races just to add to the excitement of the approaches.
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