Scotland Day Two: Trek to the Isle of Islay

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Our ferry to the Isle of Islay

 

Day Two we made our way from Glasgow to Kennacraig for the ferry to Port Ellen on the Isle of Islay. Before reaching Kennacraig, we stopped at Loch Goil and at the Fyne Ales Brewery for lunch and a tasting.

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Full Scottish Breakfast in Glasgow before heading out

 

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Eggs Royale – with Scottish smoked salmon

 

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Quick stop at Loch Goil

 

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Chris and Hannah enjoying the view

 

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Loch Goil

 

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Fyne Ales Brewery

 

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Selection of beer displayed with their awards – bought some to take with us to Islay!

 

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My venison roll

 

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Koen’s wild game pie

 

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Tasting with lunch

 

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Group photo

 

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Arrived at Kennacraig!

 

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Trying to get ready for the photo

 

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Okay, ready!

Once we arrived at Port Ellen, we settled into our farmhouse at Callumkill Estate in Ardbeg. Such a beautiful house and location!

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Callumkill Estate Farmhouse

 

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The entrance

 

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The dining room

 

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Our bedroom

 

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The view

 

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The view

After dropping off our things, we went for a drive – taking in the beauty of Isle of Islay. The roads aren’t busy, so we were able to pull over quite often.

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Beautiful double rainbow

 

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Double rainbow

 

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View of Lagavulin

 

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The manly men

 

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Ready for our closeup

 

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In Ardbeg

 

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Beauty everywhere

We drove to Bowmore – the largest city on Islay. At the end of their For dinner we had a delicious dinner in Bowmore at the Harbour Inn. Definitely recommend if you’re in Islay!

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The Round Church of Bowmore

 

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The Round Church of Bowmore

 

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The Round Church of Bowmore

 

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The harbor

 

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The Harbour Inn for dinner

 

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First course: Islay oysters

 

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Paired with a wee dram of Bowmore

 

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My main: Islay lobster and fries

 

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So delicious!

 

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My peanut and banana dessert

 

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Hannah’s rhubarb dessert

 

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Koen’s raspberry dessert

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