After reading the forum for well over a year, I have never felt the need to reply, mainly as this would expose my ignorance. However, after the weekend I think a few thank-yous are in order. Best wishes to Tony and all the employees/volunteers/helpers on and around the island. Many thanks to the pubs for keeping me almost half-cut for the duration of the weekend and maintaining my clinical BMI just above morbidly obese.
After a rather shaky start to the weekend where I managed to break an oar on the tender and then drive headlong into Force 6/7 wind/waves the weekend progressed on an upward curve culminating in two accidental free curries from my favourite Tandoori on my return to Killie (it seemed like a positive thing at the time). This was in no small part to the amazing opportunity afforded to us by Richard and Danny. Fantastic trip lads- many thanks.
Being a passenger for a change allowed me the opportunity to absorb all the beauty of the surrounding landscape and to enjoy a rather exciting game of chicken between Bruce and a Caledonian MacBrayne!
On my return I questioned the wife about the purchase of a rather low-key boat from across the water. Even allowing for Richard's discount which practically made it a bargain she remained unconvinced and suggested there was only one way to raise the finance. So check out my new website www.sellyourinternalorgansonthecheap.com
Anyway, I'm away to get Jambo off cloud 9 and return him to his cryogenic isolation chamber until next year.