A Compendium of Old Islay Visit Photos that don’t fit in anywhere else….. Part 2

So onto 2002 , our first Islay Show…… 

(click on photo to see full size version)

Islay Show Islay Show
Islay Show Port Charlotte

Little did we know that in later years we would stop at the cottage on the left hand side of the Port Charlotte photo !

2003 was our last stay in the Lochside hotel , after this summer we went self catering .

Caol ila Distillery
Caol Ila Distillery from the Jura Ferry

Hebridean Isles

Hebridean Isles from the Jura Ferry .

Sound of Islay
Sound of Islay viewed from Jura

Otter

An Otter in the Sound of Islay

The Big Strand

Mel fights her way through the crowds on the Big Strand…..

2004 was a special year for us , it was our 10th Wedding Anniversary and we spent it on Islay at the Old School in Ardbeg .

Old School Ardbeg The Old School
The Old School Ardbeg from the Old School

Stopping just up the road from the distillery meant we spent a lot of time in the Old Kiln . Which also meant we picked up the special release 1990 for the Japanese market…… We also did our first walk on Islay , through Bridgend Woods . It was a great stay on Islay , the weather was gorgeous  and  we had a great wedding anniversary !

Ardbeg Distillery Bridgend Woods
Bridgend Woods Mel in Bridgend Woods
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