Painting the Rocks…

The annual ritual at Bruichladdich.

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Ardnahoe Distillery

Visited Islay’s ninth and newest distillery today for the first time. Nice stock in the shop and very decent tea and cake in the café. Also a great view from the balcony. Shame it was absolutely Baltic!

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Kilchoman Beach

Absolutely stunning day on Kilchoman Beach – so warm and still…

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Found ‘Kate’s Rockpool’, named after my colleague Kate who went swimming in it this week, even though it must have been freezing…

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…glad she also explained that the local farmers plough the beach to sharpen their ploughs, or I would have been flummoxed by this pattern in the sand:

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Hope this superb weather holds for a few more days  :0)