Great day today enjoying the distillery walk from Port Ellen to Ardbeg in perfect weather. If you haven’t done it then grab the ferry from Kennacraig on Kintyre and have a great day. The walk is by the side of the road, fairly flat and tarmacced to if you are on bikes it is really easy. I did 22,000 steps going there and back.
Couldn’t resist the tour at Laphroaig since this is a tipple that I enjoy. The guide was great. First time I’ve seen the malting stage on a distillery tour. You get a glass and 3 drams and the tour for a bargain £10 and I helped myself to 2 complementary coffees.
Continued on my way to Ardbeg passing Lagavulin on the way. Ardbeg has a simply excellent and reasonably priced cafe.
I came back the same way in rising temperatures and couldn’t pass the Islay Hotel in Port Ellen without buying a cold lager.
Weather forecast for tomorrow still great, might even get the sails out! Only minus is an early start, alarm on 5am for a 6am departure, Tides on the Irish side of the North Channel peak at 4kts and my boat peaks at 5kts, 1 kt is simply not an option, hence the start time, to get a fair tide into Glenarm.