A picture (above) of The Round church, in Bowmore, was built in 1767 by Daniel Cambell, then owner of the entire island. The interior of the church is beautiful and should be on everybody’s itinerary. The story goes that the church was built in a circular shape to make sure there were no corners for the devil to hide in. I bet he finds a few spots!
Our next stop was Bruichladdich. Randy was not real impressed, however they have started making a gin called “The Botonist” which had me drinking a gin and tonic at 11 a.m. Coming to America soon.
We headed for Caol ila in the northern west coast of the island. Randy liked it and bought some scotch from there.
Lastly, we stop at Port Askaig. Last stop on the island. This small village on the northern side of the island is where you catch the ferries to Jura and the mainland. There’s not much here except the hotel, lifeboat station and a post office in the general store where you can also buy gas. We managed to find a bar. Go figure.
Finally got a good glass of Chardonay at this stop in Bridgend. I was so happy I allowed Randy to stop at the only brewery on the island which was nearby.
On Islay, one cannot avoid finding these pleasant qualities in most of the people, but there is, however, something much more interesting about them than ‘just’ their kindness.
I cannot put the video in this blog….I think I’m too technically challenged…. However, the music and laughter tonight was awesome.