The season has started

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The season has started

Postby Nick » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:00 pm

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No, sadly Fairwinds still languishes unvisited in the bay . . . but tonight we have been in the T&T taking beverages with the Shards and meeting with Marisca, both currently resident in Puilladobhran. Is this the best 'local' in the known universe?
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Re: The season has started

Postby aquaplane » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:56 pm

the best local to Puilladohbran deffinitly, and a good pub deffinitly, the known Universe is a big place though, unless you are in Argyle.
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Re: The season has started

Postby wully » Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:41 am

Or in Argyll even.

Your lucky the Trousers is still going strong- The Galley of Lorne is a shadow of it's former self due to the efforts of the choob that bought it off 'Jim the Mouth'

Most of the locals have either been banned or banned themselves in protest.

The place has been in steady decline since Dave Garland sold it :violin:

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Re: The season has started

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:38 am

Nick wrote:......... Is this the best 'local' in the known universe?


I discovered the delights of a dash of water in whisky in that pub. There was some diver chap who lived in a big white house just next to it. We had been drinking all night and he invited us back for a whisky at his place where he insisted that a dash of water would release many more flavours. It was a revelation!

I took a very wealthy family from London to the pub, a lunch time stop, and they ordered up Scotch Pie and Chips. To most folks this is just a pie and chips, but they loved it, placing it on the pedestal of Scottish Experience with Haggis. I honestly never thought that London folk didn't have a clue about Scotland until this family came along. Still, they went away happy having another true Scottish experience.

I reckon the Tigh-an-Truish is great pub. The best? Don't know, it depends on the company of course.
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Re: The season has started

Postby Nick » Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:33 am

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I didn't mean it was the best pub in the world, I meant that I really couldn't hope for a better local.

I've lost count of the forumites and other yachtsmen with interesting tales to tell that I have met in there.
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Re: The season has started

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:57 am

Nick wrote:. ..... I really couldn't hope for a better local.....


It would be a great local to have, wonderful location. That whole area from Ghia to Oban, but in particular the Crinan / Melfort / Seil area, is my favourite place in the world, no competition, not even when its pouring.
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Re: The season has started

Postby Nick » Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:56 am

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And just back 'a bicyclette' from a truly wonderful evening . . . . the Shards returned to PD this evening with three other boatloads of musicians in tow - squeezebox, electric bass, bazouki, penny whisttle, Charlotte on flute, banjos . . . .

The only thing missing was the Silkmeister, who was on board but incommunicado. There are many wonderful things behind the bar in the T&T, but tonight was a fail. No VHF and no dinghy, so we had to leave the Silken one to his slumbers.

Tomorrorw we are roadying . . . we persuaded the band to leave their instruments in the bar rather than risk death and destruction on Puilladobhran beach. They are playing at the Barn in Lerags Glen tomorrow, and we are tasked to deliver the wherewithal by 15.30 - should be fit to drive by then.
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Re: The season has started

Postby Booby Trapper » Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:30 am

Sounds like a great night. Hope you pushed that bike all the way home. You wouldn't want to get done for drinking and biking :lol:

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Re: The season has started

Postby Telo » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:15 pm

Booby Trapper wrote:Sounds like a great night................


Very very enjoyable indeed. I reckon that the Tigh an Truish really is one the worlds' great pubs (not, of course, that I've ever really had very much to do with pubs). Nick very kindly volunteered to be the roadie, so thanks very much. Unfortunately the Shards couldn't make the Barn session this afternoon, but had a great time at the T an T and at the Creagan Inn on Loch Creran on Friday night.

Big thanks to the real musicians, the skipper and crew of Kieta - John, Ian, Gavin and Kenny. I'll post a weblink to them when I get more bandwidth....

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Re: The season has started

Postby Nick » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:39 pm

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The equipment (inc. your blue bag Donald) was delivered to the Barn Bar safe and sound this afternoon.

Haste ye back Kieta . . .
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Re: The season has started

Postby claymore » Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:31 pm

Claymore in Glenarm
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Re: The season has started

Postby Silkie » Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:34 pm

Disappointed to have missed all the fun but I'm suffering with the man flu (shouldn't really have been aboard in the first place) and was feeling much too sorry for myself to venture ashore.
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Re: The season has started

Postby Nick » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:05 pm

Silkie wrote:Disappointed to have missed all the fun but I'm suffering with the man flu (shouldn't really have been aboard in the first place) and was feeling much too sorry for myself to venture ashore.


Ach man, a few drops o' the cratur and some fine music would have done you good! You were missed.
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Re: The season has started

Postby Booby Trapper » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:42 pm

claymore wrote:Claymore in Glenarm

Might be a good place to stop for a couple of days. Weather looks a bit lively if you're heading North. At least it will be up yir sheugh if you decide to move.

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Re: The season has started

Postby Gardenshed » Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:42 am

Silkie wrote:Disappointed to have missed all the fun but I'm suffering with the man flu (shouldn't really have been aboard in the first place) and was feeling much too sorry for myself to venture ashore.


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