Spring 2012 Visit

Saturday 31st March

Once again it’s time for our Spring Visit to Islay , Doesn’t seem like 5 weeks since we were last here…… This time for a change we’re doing the week leading up to Easter and once again we’re based in Port Charlotte at Sarah Roys Lorgba Cottages . As usual it’s an early start on the first day to get up to Kennacraig for the 1pm ferry across to Port Askaig . We encountered a bit of fog once we’d reached Carlisle but by the time we reached the other side of the Clyde it was a fantastic Spring Morning , we even stopped on the top of Rest and Be Thankful to capture some of the gorgeous views…….

(click on photos to see full size versions)

Even Inveraray wasn’t it usual rainswept self…….

After our usual pre-ferry Coffee and cake in Tarbert , it was off to the Ferry Terminal and a rather busy Finlaggan due to the School Easter Hols just starting , it was a lovely trip across…….

Leaving West Loch Tarbert

 The sunshine continued on Islay and after settling down in Carraig we went off for tea at the Port Charlotte Hotel , Mel had a nice steak and i went for  the Sea Bass and Scallop combo , mine was washed down with a lovely pint of Angus Og and a Lagavulin 12yo . We retired back to the cottage and got the homefire burning and i finished the night off with a couple of drams of the Geordie Laddies own 10yo Port Charlotte , Well when in Port Charlotte………. 

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