Awards and citations:


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 investdrinks.org

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




Sunday, 7 August 2011

Tour of the Western isles: North Uist (Saturday 6th August -part 2)

Lochmaddy: a few repairs needed

One of the many sheep on the island

Many of the roads on the Outer Hebrides are single track. A system South London has now imported due to the volume of cars parked in its residential streets



The almost empty white sands of Hosta Bay





"You lookin' at me?"
Pair of pigs@Bonnie View B&B (Carinish)



We are staying at Heather Morrison's very comfortable four star B&B, where the home-made breakfast sausages are excellent! After 18 years Heather is giving up B&B at the end of this year and converting to self-catering.
 
Bonnie View
19 Carinish
Tel: 01876580211 or 07778503133
heather@hebrides 

4 comments:

Luc Charlier said...

I’m afraid your readers will find me boring, Jim, but I really enjoy the way you take pictures of the countryside and the landscapes. It is as if “at random”, but always very special. OK, true, I’m partial about the islands of Scotland, but still: their sheer beauty, even in bad weather conditions, shines through your lens. Keep going.
By the way, do you remember Peter’s:
“ I ride tandem with a random
Things don't run the way I planned them
In the humdrum ...” ?

Jim Budd said...

Luc. Thank you. I never find praise boring!

Sean Hardon said...

A lovely part of the world Jim, well my father thought so. He fished the lochs every June for years (and is now in one of them). He stopped at the Langass Lodge on the island. Apparantly great food there. If your still there pop in and say to the chef John for me, a good friend of my father's.

Jim Budd said...

Hi Sean. Many thanks. Sorry about the delayed reply. We had a very good dinner at Langass Lodge on the Friday. Great beauty up here – especially Harris.