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1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

2001: Le Prix Champagne Lanson Ivory Award for

2011: Vindic d'Or MMXI – 'Meilleur blog anti-1855'

2011: Robert M. Parker, Jnr: ‘This blogger...’:

2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Tour of the Western Isles: Harris

Typically rocky South Harris landscape on the east side of the island

We spent our last full day on the Outer Isles wandering around Harris, which along with Barra we have found the most beautiful of the islands.

One of many abandoned old houses + detail below

Sadly there are a number of abandoned old houses around the islands. Apparently builders are very reluctant to take on restoration jobs, preferring to put up new build which are easier to assemble. It would be good to see this trend at least partly reversed as many of these stone houses have much more character than the new builds.
The expanse of Loch Tarbert East
Fishing boat entering Loch Tarbert East with small outboard boat by shore

Peat cuts

The Butty Bus, Leverburgh
Private phone box? in garden overlooking the sea

Investment opportunity on the Isle of Scalpay

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