The Colonsay

Isle of Colonsay, The Hebrides, Scotland, PA61 7YP, United Kingdom | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Isle of Colonsay

Saline lagoons on Loch Sween

A travel blog entry by argyllbookworm on Jul 21, 2014

18 photos

... days I would have called blanket-weed but learn is Enteromorpha, and a thin oil-like film is demonstrated to be a colony of bacterial scum: not apparently a bad thing but it is far from beautiful. It is too hot and still and the naturalist is unhappy that he cannot find any larger, older lagoon cockles. We record readings of water temperature (high), salinity (moderate) and conductivity (no idea what the number means), and head off in search of a ...

Crinan sea lock

A travel blog entry by simoncole on Jul 20, 2014

4 photos



Today we left at 13:00 to catch the ebb tide from Kerrera island, where Oban marina lies, down the Firth of Lorne and the turbulent Sound of Luing, past the infamous Corryveckan, through the swirling waters of Dorus Mor and right into the Crinan canal. Tonight we are tied up on ...

Islay....many distilleries and great beauty

A travel blog entry by abercromby56 on Jul 01, 2014

1 comment, 10 photos

... food are both outstanding..must give them a big tick on Tripadvisor... The proprietor makes no secret of his voting intentions in the September 18 Independence Referendum... views seem to be quite intense about it here on the islands, where the inhabitants feel even more disenfranchised by ...

Sea, sky and solitude in Knapdale

A travel blog entry by argyllbookworm on Jun 27, 2014

15 photos

... lies Achahoish, a hamlet of maybe a dozen houses centered round a clearly well used public telephone booth - I check my mobile phone, and right enough there is no signal. The road emerges at Loch Caolisport by a beach edged with a flowery meadow. The sun has come out, so I take myself, my picnic, and a rug and settle down to a pleasant hour of contemplation among the bees and the swallows.

Later on, further southwest, the islands of ...

By Yon Bonnie Banks

A travel blog entry by kathmom on Jun 25, 2014

1 comment, 13 photos

We did drive along the banks of the beautiful Loch Lomond on our way north and west, but the sun didn't shine bright. This was probably the wettest day we had so far, but the rain came and went...wouldn't be Scotland without some rain. The short (not as short as hoped) drive to a laundrette got us to a little place on the edge of a business district. We saw a woman outside talking to a man. As we hopped out with our laundry ...

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