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Voyage in rugged windy Scotland with a tasting of fine smoky whiskey

Within the 2nd half of of april 2012, our sports cruise came about in scotland, attended by using three westerly boats from 36 to forty one ft. The voyage led us via the maximum lovely locations in the scottish isles and it became a absolutely powerful experience for all members. Come live it with us! Sailing in scotland is continually a powerful revel in for all who participate and this voyage convinced us all that scotland is a very fascinating and unjustly left out sailing area. The path led us thru the maximum stunning locations in scotland.

The forecast promised rain, rain and more rain. The rain alternated with sunshine and cold climate, however maximum of the time it become ruled via terrific visibility, which made the scenic beauty and ruggedness of the scottish islands certainly stand out. The preliminary light breezes gave way to a powerful northerly storm within the 2nd half, so we enjoyed some hard and very cold sailing. We prompt from the marina at dunstaffnage close to oban on the west coast of scotland and on the first day of the voyage we headed to duart citadel on mull island. We anchored in the bay and landed beneath the castle towering over the rocky headland. By means of the stop of april, the fort had already closed to vacationers, so we simply walked around and prompt to the island of islay which boasts 8 unmarried malt whisky distilleries. On saturday we took component in a tour of the distilleries of laphroaig, ardbeg and lagavulin, and, of direction, a whisky tasting. A go to to a 200-12 months-vintage distillery is each captivating and informative. We learnt that the whisky on the island is smoky because of using peat as a fuel whilst drying germinated barley. In the ardbeg distillery, the tour became made even extra satisfactory by using an exquisite manual.