I have (by my estimation) now covered 89.5 miles of Islay's coastline and have a few pretty long stretches to do - when I get back from the Outer Hebrides (where I have a notion to walk Barra's coastline as well!)
The latest stretch was from Port Wemyss to Port Charlotte - only 7 miles, but in scorching sun and with 3 bulls to greet me as I approached Port Charlotte. I was very glad of the new Port Mor centre to collapse inside and ask for an ice lolly. I was then very grateful to Mr Mitchell (BT) for a lift from Port Ban back to Bowmore.
I moved to Islay with my two children in August 2004 and love it here. I work at the Islay Natural History Trust visitor centre. I also make photographic greeting cards.
I am a member of Islay Baptist Church, Made on Islay craft association, the Islay and Jura Community Windband and Bowmore Bookclub.
As well as walking, I love the Atlantic Ocean, maps, botanizing, Antarctica, Scottish islands, words, Just a Minute, mint humbugs and bananas!