Easter Break 2019 – Knights and Bluebells

Another day on Islay and yes our 5 year old was still up before 7am. Children do not understand the relationship between ‘holiday’ and ‘sleep in’.

Today we wanted to head to the south of the island through Bomore and along the longest, straightest road into Port Ellen that the Romans would be proud of. The one place I wanted to visit was Kilnaughton Chapel where the tomb of an ancient knight from the 1300s can still be found. We missed the turning to begin with but we soon found it. Due to the poor state of the chapel it is really difficult to enter the ruined chapel, but if you lean over the wall you can see the knights tomb.

The Warrior’s Grave

It is a short drive further along the road to the little Carraig Fhada Lighthouse and then a sandy beach called Singing Sands. Here was an opportunity for #DeaconT and #RubyBloomT to have a run about and play in the water.

Ruby loves to jump

The sun was starting to hide behind the gathering clouds, we were hoping to get a bite to eat at Ardbeg Distillery but sadly it was closed when we were arrived. Instead we headed back into Port Ellen and had good old fish and ships from the Seasalt Bistro.

Adberg Distillery

It did indeed begin to rain but not for very long, by the time we were at Bridgend it had stopped and the sun was out again. The woods here are covered in bluebells this time of year and even Ruby stopped to admire them. A short distance away was a craft area with local gallery, quilt shop and the islands only ale brewery called Islay Ales. It would be rude not to stop and pick up a couple of bottles. These will be my well earned treat this evening.

Hopefully tomorrow we are off to the Isle of Jura in Part 4.

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