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Re: Does this bring back memories?

Postby crfriend » Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:27 pm

Kirbstone wrote:[..] rowed the dinghy right into Fingal's Cave. Right then a group of youths clambered over the rock columns carrying a 'ghetto blaster' and promptly put the relevant track from that great work on, so I have had the pleasure of hearing it played in the cave itself!!

Now there's a memory!

When one thinks how bad it could have been, and how good it became...
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Re: Does this bring back memories?

Postby pelmut » Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:08 pm

What is a Fingal?
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Re: Does this bring back memories?

Postby Stevie D » Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:18 pm

pelmut wrote:What is a Fingal?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fingal%27s_Cave
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Re: Does this bring back memories?

Postby skirtedbrit » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:09 pm

Hi Tom, what a fantastic story!! Wish I could have been there.
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Re: Does this bring back memories?

Postby Kirbstone » Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:22 pm

Yes, We couldn't have timed it better. We were returning South from Portree on Skye through the Sound of Sleat and along the coast towards Mull when the wind dropped, so we had to motor. It was a glorious day and we took the opportunity to stop off at the little island of Staffa, where Finglal's Cave is. It is composed of vertical hexagonal and heptagonal basalt columns like the Giant's Causeway in Co. Antrim in Ireland, not very far away.

When we saw the youths climbing over the columns with their machine we were expecting our peace to be ruined, assuming they'd play pop music.

What a glorious surprise, and we were very fortunate to have been in there when they played it.

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Re: Does this bring back memories?

Postby crfriend » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:20 pm

Kirbstone wrote:When we saw the youths climbing over the columns with their machine we were expecting our peace to be ruined, assuming they'd play pop music.

What a glorious surprise, and we were very fortunate to have been in there when they played it.

Sir, you have the most wonderful talent for understatement.

The fact that members of a younger generation would even contemplate the trek for that gives one a glimmer of hope that it hasn't all gone to pot yet -- and with some more luck, perhaps won't.
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