It's been a very busy time here at the Islay Info residence in Port Charlotte. IT work and web design are keeping me very busy, which is of course a great thing. Some of the hard work has so far resulted in a new and modern looking Jura Info website and more very exciting stuff is on its way. In between work and a very annoying cold which doesn't seem to really go away, we do manage to go out from time to time and discover some parts of Islay we haven't been to before. This was for instance the case a few weeks back when we waited for a cracking frosty morning and walked up to the old peat banks of Bruichladdich Distillery, no longer in use, which you can find on the hills above Conisby. The walk is nothing more than one long climb on an almost straight path but the views all around are breathtaking, both during the walk up hill and even more so on the top as you can see from the pictures below.
A group of Red Deer with Loch Gruinart and Mull in the background
View to Lyrabus
Smoking chimneys in Bowmore
Gortanchuirn Farm from the track above Conisby