Thanks, ficklejade. I do remember "the finger" but I couldn't think of a polite way to describe it! I've not tried Ledaig either, but I'll remember your comments if I try it. The fun of malts is trying them, isn't it - all of them suit someone, each doesn't suit everyone.
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TBH, don't think there is a POLITE way to describe "the finger"!! ! In my time here, I've become infected with its use as well. I've spent a lot of years driving over single track roads but this was a new one for me. I put it down to laziness coupled with boredom - now't worse than sitting in one passing place with a continuous stream of ferry traffic heading towards you for around 10 minutes!
Totally agree about whiskies - I'm about to be murdered but I've never acquired the taste for really peaty malts, yet don't blink an eye on peaty water - mad, I know.
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Hedgehugger, that reminds me. Please warn your friend that we've had a fair number of our roads re-surfaced over the last 3 years. Sadly this means that there's some serious drop-offs including passing place edges - even for off-road vehicles. Please tell him to watch out. And tell him, only a total pain will be bad-tempered if he follows the rules. Another little tip is to check ferry timetables - you can get seriously out in your driving plan from A to B if you come up against a ferry off-load queue - this is worst between Craignure and Fionnphort (for Iona) on Tuesdays and Thursday with the coach traffic.
Those are VERY good points - thanks, I'll pass them on. I was alarmed at some of the drop-offs when I was there! Fortunately didn't drop off any of them. The 'Mull finger' is alive and well on Skye too, by the way.
The friendly "Wave" from passing motorists is alive and well on Islay too...
Had heard of this from Jim Call who is a regular visitor...But had never experienced it till last year in Bowmore....I was a foot passenger on the ferry and was wandering round Bowmore...Kept getting wee toots on the horn and waved at....Took me a while to realize it was me the locals were tooting and waving at...Till I realized I was the only one on the street...
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Some good info and recommendations
We've finally booked to visit Mull in June and can't wait!
Just hope our tow car will be ok as we've been car-less for a couple of weeks now whilst the garage/dealer tries to find out what's wrong with it (something to do with water and electrics I think ... just hope it's not mega expensive to put right).
We'll be staying in Craignure so glad to hear the food's good at the pub there
We also fancy treating ourselves at The Ninth Wave as it sounds fab
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