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Travel Blogs from Bowmore
... lunch at Brigend Hotel. Then went on to Bruinladdich which is also in a beautiful location. Finally to Kilchoman which is the smallest distillery, and they are trying to keep very local even growing their own barley. I have seen a few maltings which are interesting, as is the history of each of the distilleries. So I have visited 7 distilleries, I am saving the final ...
... more open sea was a little more sea movement, however I did not feel seasick at all. We arrived at Islay in the dark, drove to the accomodation at Bowmore House. This is an old building which has been very well restored, and is the nicest place I have stayed this trip. The hosts welcomed us with local oysters and seared scallops and black pudding, and a dram of Laphroaig, all very lovely. Then I had a great bath and went to ...
Part 1: The Islay part - with a historic detour to Finlaggan
Distance cycled: 41.91 miles
Height ascended: 549m
Height descended: 551m
Part 2: The Jura part - I promise, Jura really does exist. Google, sort your maps out!
Distance cycled: 61.41 miles
Height ascended: 1146m
Height descended: 1146m
Longish, tough (into headwind) pedal from the Oban ferry to catch the ferry at Kennacraig.
Now on Islay. Found our accommodation in Port Ellen, the White Hart Hotel. Some fellow residents advised us to avoid the food before we'd even checked in... Check-in was casual to put it mildly... Our room is tiny, smells, was furnished in about 1979, and has no bathroom (we share one with everyone else in the corridor). And for this we are paying £100 a ...