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Travel Blogs from Isle of Jura
... The Church (of Scotland) was particularly grand in a humble sort of way.
Monday 28th July
We were queing at the distillery before 10am to ensure we got on the tour. I have been on quiet few distillery tours and this was one of the best. Their leading product line is 'Springbank'.
... on the road itself.
After a break for coffee and Coke in the hotel bar, we were ready and waiting for Carol to pick us up for the ride to Ardbeg Distillery. When she dropped us off, she said to have someone from the distillery call her when we were ready to be picked up. She would be able to get there in just a few minutes.
Philip decided in advance that the tour of the Ardbeg Distillery would be the ...
... that feels fresher.
Carsaig Bay by Tayvallich is quite a different world, a west-facing semicircular bay with a shingle beach bordered by sweet newly mown grass. The moored boats in the foreground sway and glint lazily, across the water the Isle of Jura basks in a heat haze, and white yacht wings drift langourously up and down the Sound to the unseen Crinan Canal. A handful of holiday houses dot the bay, some with roses tumbling over garden ...
... with a nine mile shortcut ahead which will take us into the Firth of Clyde.
The timing is critical and we exceeded 10 knots at times, most of that being tide. It was a beautiful day for it, sunny with little wind and by 6 pm we were on the G&Ts.
... in the 60s, with tales of getting so drunk in their 80th floor room of a Tokyo hotel they slept threw a massive earthquake that shifted their bed into the middle of the room, to complaining about the cost of fuel on the island, even though she didn't know what it cost, as she "just drove inot the yard and one of the boys filled it up". She explained the significance of the ferries to the island economies. They truck much of the grain ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed