The Bowmore House
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... Jura for when I return. Dinner at Harbour inn, which is the best restaurant in Islay. They have a lovely lounge area to relax in before and after the meal. I ordered game, the rabbit was very nice but I did not like the pigeon at all, and the pigeon and venison were really too tough to eat. The breakfasts at Bowmore House have been very well cooked and heaps of ...
... stones in the middle of a sheep paddock which are believed to be older than Stonehenge, tramped through this paddock toTemple Wood at Kilmarten Glen which has stone circles which could be as old as 3000 BC. Very special visit. Then caught the famous Calmac ferry to Islay. This takes 2 hours 20 minutes, I thought it would be much less than this. The first part was good as within a long estuary/sea loch, however the last bit ...
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 ...