8 August 2017

Scenes between showers

A somewhat unsuccessful shared selfie, but the sky was magnificent


Deep inside Kilchurn Castle


The finest way and place to travel, in my opinion


and never any shortage of fresh water

13 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Stunning. And I do love the very different perspectives you give us (literal and metaphoric).

Sean Jeating said...

There's something about Oban, hm?

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

And did you notice the letters ...LLERY on the Oban wall in one image in last post Sean? Hmm...

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

"previous" post, actually

Sean Jeating said...

I went back, and yes, at once had a déjà vu: What a fine desti ... nation.
As for the "previous": It could not have been your last post, anyway, could it?
Lol. :)

Andrew said...

Obvi.....

Sean Jeating said...

Unlike certain queens I am amused. Very much amused, indeed.

Andrew said...

Sean: Is this interesting or sacrilege? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_whisky

Sean Jeating said...

Well, Andrew, an interesting sacrilege, anyway
Despite highly recommended I have neither tried German, nor Indian nor Japanese whiskey, so far. In September my liquor dealer offers a tasting with 5 Indian Single Malts from the destillery of a Paul John (Goa), none of which in Jim Murray´s Whisky Bible 2016 got less than 94 points. The sixth Whisky will be a 20 year old Tomintoul. At halftime Irish Stew will be offered. :)
It would be interesting to taste an Irish Stew, made by a local. But I think I won't participate. Whisky for me has to be from Scotland.
Am I not nosy enough?

Andrew said...

You will never know if you never try. I am not much of a whisky fan and I suspect such a rather simple chemical process abounds in much marketing myth. Simple process but complex chemistry, of course, as a chap who very occasionally comments here who goes by the name of Calum Carr would know much better than me for he spent his career as a chemist in the whisky industry. I prefer soda water in any whisky I consume, and I like a US bourbon now and then, and I doubt if I could tell an Indian or an Irish from a Speyside.... Could probably detect an Islay though. Am planning to try an English Cotswalds whisky when I next visit my son in Cheltenham. I am a disgrace to my nation.I quite like haggis though, but I believe that may have been invented in Germany or therabouts, or even in England, actually.

Claude said...

You like haggis? Do you really like haggis? I guess it's okay to like haggis. My Scottish Recipes book advises not even to try to cook your own because of what it involves. Better buy the commercially prepared ones. I don't think I will.

I know nothing about whiskey. My expertise was French wines. Not very useful anymore.

Nice boat ride, Andrew.

Andrew said...

Yes I do really like haggis Claude. Very tasty, very nutritious. Lovely. I have sliced haggis on a roll, sometimes with egg, in a coffee shop every now and then. Haggis with coffee? Yes! I also like a chicken breast stuffed with haggis and covered in a whisky sauce, which is called Balmoral Chicken. And I went back to research the origins of Haggis and it and there seems evidence it was a dish the Romans (or some say the Vikings) brought to Scotland, but with the recipe perfected in England before us (if perfected is the appropriate word)... Mind you maybe they invented it as a joke or a punishment on us and with typical Scottish cussedness we liked it. Mind you it was probably the Chinese - the Chinese invented most things if we care to actually look close enough.

CherryPie said...

It looks like you had a lot of fun :-)