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Travel Blogs from Bowmore
A Calmac ferry hop (well a couple of hours' worth of hop) over from Kennacraig, West Loch Tarbert to Port Askaig on Islay (pronounced Isla by the locals, and , incorrectly, Islay by poms!)
We're staying in a delightful little Inn/guesthouse at Ballygrant, where the ...
... would appear that life in Knapdale must have been a lot less sleepy in those days! At the most southwesterly point the view opens out dramatically round a high headland: a wide sea between Kintyre and Gigha to my left and the southern Hebrides to my right, and I can nearly persuade myself that I can see the Antrim coast on the horizon. A tiny boat in the distance turns out to be the very large Calmac ferry to Islay, white wake sparkling in the ...
... down by a bunch of sad teenagers. I am so glad I wasn’t alone. But when we got to the hostel, that was it.My final goodbye had come, and this may sound weird…but it
was probably the **********e out of the four.I am sure I will see them again one day, but it was still
hard to say goodbye.People often ask me where my favourite place I have been is,
and it’s too hard to pick. Every place is a compilation ...
Today was walking day.And I don’t mean to the shop (ha, what shop.) but I mean to
the other side of the island.I’m in that really strange place at the moment where half of
the time I see the map in Aussie scale so I imagine distance to be a lot
further than it actually is. Which is going to be an issue when I get back.But yes, I walked around to the other side of Colonsay and
then had a short wait on some ...
When I was planning my time on Colonsay, I planned to arrive yesterday (which because I now have my ***** together I did…no day before…***** still no together) and to stay until Saturday. The main reason for this was because the boat on Saturday got into Oban in daylight, giving me time to find a hostel before it got dark. And the Sunday boat got in at 10:22 and given I had no Wi-Fi I wasn't going to risk not finding somewhere to sleep.