Thursday, 12 May 2011

Islay's 'Singing Sands' & Whisky

Distance: 3.5km; with Lynsey & Isabel
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After a rainy start to the day we set off walking at around 11:30am in bright sunshine.  After passing Kilnaughton Bay, we ascended up a minor road before descending through a boggy field to reach the beach of Traigh Bhan.  The beach was a beautiful spot with the sweep of sand broken up by lots of little rocky outcrops.  Apparently this beach has 'Singing Sands'; however we were unable to get the sand to sing!

We headed north along to coast to the Carraig Fhada lighthouse, before continuing along the coast and returning through the sand dunes to the car.  We then headed to the Ardbeg distillery for lunch (and some whisky of course!) and then onto Lagavulin and Laphroaig distilleries.

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