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... in preparation for a pint and meal at the White Hart Hotel, then find a TV to watch Fiji beat England in the first RWC match.
Early start, 0530 in the morning, to Port Askaig. Ferry departs at 0700 to Kennacraig; then 8 hour drive to our house at Tewkesbury, north of Gloucester. We stay here for about 5 weeks.
Visited Bruichladdich Distillery on the western side of Islay. Only one other person for a tour so we got very personal attention. They are the only distillery that produce everything on the island, from distilling to bottling. Some others import water or malt, or bottling is done on the mainland. Had ...
Another hearty Scottish breakfast with eggs, bacon, tomato, sausage, black pudding and potato pancake. Hoping I make it to morning tea time.
Did a final walk round the centre of Oban before a wharf side lunch. Crab, langoustine, prawns, yabbies, mussels, whelks, squid and smoked salmon.
Bye to Oban which has been a lovely town to stay in. ...
... barrel (most scotch is finished in bourbon, port or sherry barrels). The third was one of the first Octomore they produced with 80 ppm of peat. The latest Octomore has just been released with 258 ppm of peat.
By by the way if you like gin try The Botanist which they also produce. It is available in Canada. In Alberta for sure but not sure about SK.
... ones, became school teachers in Glasgow.
I just kept meeting a string of interesting people with all sorts of jobs and interests. Two for today were a man who works with big telescopes and he is off to Chile next. Another man on the boat was in charge of installing a small scale hydro power station on Jura. He had made a day commute from Oban. On Jura I became the woman from New Zealand and I got to know that we had our place - we were the Tarbert Fletchers. My ...