Welcome here on the “Islay Holiday Blog”. We arrived today on Islay on the morning ferry. The weather was beautiful and there was a strong wind blowing, getting stronger by the hour. The crossing was nice, the ferry almost empty and we had the wind in the back which carried us to Port Askaig in 1 1/2 hour. After the Jura Ferry was back in position we docked at Port Askaig. Back on Islay, a great feeling and the prospect of staying three weeks on Islay is wonderful! Off to Bowmore first to get the first necessary groceries and then a picnic at Loch Indaal, in one of the few sheltered places I know and no, I don’t tell you where it is :-)
After we’d dropped off our luggage at the cottage I went back to Port Askaig to meet Gordon Homer, for the first time. It was great to finally catch up with him after reading about him and emailing with him so much. We had a nice chat and Gordon left on the Hebridean Isles at 15:30, just after the Isle of Arran left empty for Kennacraig. You can see the two ferries in the Sound of Islay in one of the pictures. At that same moment when the Hebridean Isles arrived the Islay Lifeboat came back from what I think was a rescue mission to secure a sailing boat in the Sound of Islay. Like I said, the wind was very strong and I wouldn’t be surprised if more light vessels would experience problems on the west coast of Scotland.
I’m signing off now, I’ll probably be back tomorrow with more images and the highlights of the day. Have a nice weekend and I hope you enjoyed the images!
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