I've ended part one with a visit of Bruichladdich Distillery and a coffee at Debbies. Tuesday started cloudy but dry and I treated myself with a walk from Bunnahabhain towards Rhuvaal. The ground was extremely wet and it was hard going so after an hour or so I returned home. From there we headed towards Port Ellen over the High Road and we enjoyed the beautiful light conditions and stunning cloud formations.
After a stroll on White Hart Beach we met Roland near the Islay Hotel and without hesitation he welcomed us in the Hotel and gave us the Grand Tour which included a few rooms. It's amazing what he and his team have done with the place and it's a great asset for Port Ellen. After a good coffee and cake, and the use of free WiFi, we headed back to the car but not after meeting the resident seal in the harbour. It was now late in the afternoon and it started to rain so we headed home and enjoyed a nice dram.
Beautiful Light and Clouds seen from the High Road
The weather forecast for Wednesday looked quite alright so we headed for the neighbouring Isle of Jura on the 09.30 ferry, well that was the plan. It turned out that we were not the only ones and in the end we had a ferry around a quarter past ten and then it started to rain and not just a bit. So much for the weather forecast. Continue reading...