Showing my father something on Islay

Picture of two men, the younger pointing out something to the older (his father)A slightly unusual picture for this blog, this is me and my father in Port Charlotte in June 2007, during his only Islay visit. After a long and fulfilling life he passed away this weekend at almost 87 years old. While he didn’t fall in love with Islay as much as the rest of his family he did agree to a family holiday on Islay after my late mothers cancer diagnosis in 2006. I’m not sure what I’m pointing out to him here, although I think it might have been the American Monument on the Oa where we were going to go on a walk the next day.

Picture courtesy of my sister Imke.

132 thoughts on “Showing my father something on Islay

  1. “Glänzen sah ich das Meer und blinken die liebliche Welle,Frisch mit günstigem Wind zogen die Segel dahin.Keine Sehnsucht fühlte mein Herz; es wendete rückwärts,Nach dem Schnee des Gebirgs, bald sich der schmachtende Blick.Südwärts liegen der Schätze wie viel! Doch einer im NordenZieht, ein großer Magnet, unwiderstehlich zurück.-Goethe, Venezianische Epigramme XCVI


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

To respond on your own website, enter the URL of your response which should contain a link to this post's permalink URL. Your response will then appear (possibly after moderation) on this page. Want to update or remove your response? Update or delete your post and re-enter your post's URL again. (Learn More)