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Travel Blogs from Port Ellen
... 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 ...
... I am happy on my own. We drove to Deanston distillery just outside of Glasgow, and had a good tour and a dram and a good coffee. Part of "The Angel's Share" was filmed here, I am having a big movie/TV theme to my holiday. Then drove through some lovely countryside to Oban and stopped for lunch and a couple of hours pottering around the front and also the Oban distillery. Then more country driving and stopped at ...
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 ...