torsdag 28 juni 2012

Laphroaig and Lagavulin on Islay

We set off from Fort Wiliam to Islay and the destillerys. Oban turned out to be a nice place to stop on the way so we spent one night on a buoy and one evening on a restaurant ashore.





















Whirl pools at Corryvreckan, didnt find the legendary standing wave, guess we were there at the wrong time. Still our autopilot was a bit confused with all the whirls.

















On a buoy in the bay outside Port Ellen destillery, they are not making whisky today but they still supply the other destillerys on the island such as Lagavulin, Laphroaig and Ardbeg, with malt for their whisky we were told.

We visited Laphroaig and Lagavulin and decided Ardbeg wasnt within walking distance of the marina where we left our dinghy. Attendet to a 1 hour tour around Laphroaig destillery and got to taste it in the end of the tour, we also got to keep our tasting glass on wich you could read "Laphroaig 2012" the Laphroaig smell didnt leav the glasses even tho we washed them in the washing machine, sometimes your lucky!













After our visits to Laphroaig and Lagavulin we made yet another try to call a number we found on a message board in the marina that said they had fresh lobsters for sale if u give them a call, and this time with success! We were told to be in the marina by half past seven in the evening to recieve 5x 500gram lobsers (still warm from being cooked just hours before we got them) all for a price wich would easy have been 10 times higher in my home town of Örebro in Sweden! I guess you could say we had a nice day! Laphroaig, Lagavulin and 500gram Lobsters for everybody!

Our current position can always be found in the link below.

http://www.winlink.org/dotnet/maps/PositionReportsDetail.aspx?callsign=SA4BZP

//Martin.

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