Luckily for me I came to Islay on the week that Paul Jones and his wife visited. They were in Bowmore Village Hall telling us their story of how they found their faith, which they did in an entertaining and enthusiastic way. I just loved listening to him and his wife singing and his harmonica playing was just great.
Thank you to Rachel and husband Marc for creating this picture on the patio. It is made up of stones and shells collected from various scottish islands, including Islay. As they were too heavy to take back to Germany on the plane, Rachel made them into a picture for us during her trip in June. When I visited a few weeks ago, the picture was still intact.
If anyone likes collecting shells I have found that the beach at Ardnave is a great place to go. For those who like collecting shells with cockles still inside them a trip to killinallen across the bay from ardnave is a good place to go cockle raking. We have spent great times on claggan beach making stone towers from lovely looking stones, a great way to spend some time with the kids and be creative.