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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

Monday, 8 August 2011

Tour of the Western isles: North Uist to Harris

There's a red house over yonder

Although there was torrential rain in parts of the Scottish mainland (A9 near Inverness part closed due to standing water at one time) we were pretty well treated by the weather. It was a fine day until late afternoon.

We spent the morning exploring more of North Uist before taking the ferry from Berneray to Leverburgh.

Fine old school building now a private home – one of the few stone buildings around – many North Uist buildings have an unattractive grey/beige harled finish

Unusual dual caravan home
Not everything is scenic!


Luc Charlier said...

Harris has been for a long time home to Chubby Checker, hence:

“ Come on, it’s tweed again like it was last summer
Yea, it's tweed again like in every shower
Do you remember when things were really hummin'
Yea, it's tweed again, tweedin' time is here ...”

Anonymous said...


I trust the midges are not proving too troublesome - I found the fact they do not like much wind to be a great bonus,


Jim's Loire said...

Many thanks Luc. We'll call you ...

Jim's Loire said...

Graham The midges, so far, are thankfully proving to be few and far between.