Road to Islay

I arrived in Glasgow feeling like I might die. I got a little sick before leaving for Melbourne, I got proper sick while in Melbourne, and then I had the worst flu I’ve ever experienced. All while travelling approximately 36 hours on planes and through the horror that is Dubai airport.

But, Glasgow! I was in the UK for the first time! And although our travel companions had their flight cancelled and we were unsure if they would make it in time for our connections to stay in tact it all worked out.

We left Glasgow after resting the night and drove to Bowmore on the Isle of Islay. On the way we walked the park at Balloch Castle near Loch Lomond, drank beer at the Fyne Ales Brewery (because you can take the girl out of Wellington but you can’t take the Wellington out of the girl), explored the 19th century Inverary Jail, destroyed any energy reserves I may have had by walking a hill to take in Tarbert Castle ruins, and finally caught the ferry over to Islay where a bath and a night trying to sleep upright while sitting in a chair in order to keep my airways open awaited. Good times.

River Leven at Loch Lomond
Hairy Coos at Fyne Ales
Tarbert Castle
Ferry to Islay
Port Ellen Lighthouse