Sunday, June 9, 2013

Home For The Holidays, Finlaggan

The lovely coastal village of Bowmore was home base during our stay on Islay. It was full of old world charm, with now familiar buildings, ocean and wind. A few things were foreign to my North American sensibilities, like turning off the power at electrical outlets and hanging out laundry to dry. Islay residents use their resources wisely. From Bowmore we traveled to Finlaggan, an important historical landmark dating from the 13th century. Notice all that blue sky? So much for the myth that Scotland is gray and gloomy. We had sunshine every day!

Bowmore Beach, Bruichladdich Across The Bay
Washing At Izzy's
Seaweed And Stones, Bowmore
Ruins at Eilean Mòr, Finlaggan, With The Famous Paps Of Jura

The Navigator And The Historian Walk Finlaggan Path

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