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16 October 2014

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point and shoot

saturday 18th february - bright blue skies, little wind and a new set of brake and gear cables and colnago bar tape. heading out of bowmore on the way to bridgend (about three miles), and passing the columba centre on the left (ionad chaluim chille ile). all the following photos were taken while cycling a colnago c40hp - sometimes it blurs, but what the heck:-)

the road out of bowmore


ionad chaluim chille ile


lots of geese around the top of the loch at the moment and looking down the rhinns and loch indaal towards uiskentuie on the bruichladdich road

geese


not a lot of trees on islay but a smallish wood on the entry to bridgend

bridgend woods


bridgend woods


through bridgend, over the river sorn and turn left towards bruichladdich and port charlotte, passing bridgend auction mart on the left past the entrance to islay house.

river sorn


bruichladdich road


a few miles further on are crosshouses and then to glenburn and blackrock. first time since bowmore that the road has pointed upwards (slightly).

crosshouses


glenburn


blackrock


then down the other side to uiskentuie farm and uiskentuie strand. still heading towards bruichladdich.

uiskentuie


uiskentuie farm


looking back from uiskentuie farm, then forward down the strand.

uiskentuie strand


pretty flat and sparse down the strand till we reach the approach to bruichladdich.

bruichladdich entry


on the right hand side is bruichladdich distillery and on the left the tugs and platforms constructing the new bruichladdich pier extension. as luck would have it, just as i clicked the shutter to take a picture of the pier, they detonated an underwater explosion and here it is in pixels. couldn't have done this if i'd tried because i had no idea it was going to happen:-)

bruichladdich distillery


boom


next stop is port charlotte about three miles further on.

port charlotte


and just to round things off at this end, self portrait with bike.

self portrait


however, i snapped the following pic of islay house on the way back. this is all quite literally 'point and shoot'.

islay house


Posted on brian at 18:56

Comments

Love the pics. Pretty cool!

Fiona from Islay


Brian, can we be sure the underwater explosion picture is genuine or have you been using photoshop?? I am sure i have a picture of Elvis working in Jimmys!

The Islay Ranter from Islay


lovely pictures thank you for sharing them

john ball from Virginia USA


well, i'm not too bad with photoshop but not on the bike:-)

brian from islay


Great action shots!

Sunny from Arran


From Islay originally, good photos brings back some memories.

Donald Anderson. from Working in Baku Azerbaijan.




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