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Whisky isle tour, Sept 2011

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Re: Whisky isle tour, Sept 2011

Post by cj_eds » Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:13 pm

Hope your not getting too much stick for being the only member of the Exclusive Coupe Club present!

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Re: Whisky isle tour, Sept 2011

Post by Nosa » Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:10 pm

We have offered to remove the tin top for 2 coups Tony but he declined. Craig3.0 sorry mate feel free to meet up but once we get back on the mainland it's kind of every man for himself. People heading in different directions.

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Re: Whisky isle tour, Sept 2011

Post by craig3.2 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:54 am

OK,no probs..just thought u might have been going for a drive today,before everyone headed home. Sorry i couldnt make the meet,hope to catch the next one u guys organise. :driving:
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Re: Whisky isle tour, Sept 2011

Post by Nosa » Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:37 pm

Home, Shattered, goin for a kip :|

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Whisky isle tour, Sept 2011

Post by Guiseley » Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:34 pm

800 miles later I'm back safely in Guiseley - thanks all, photos and stories will have to wait till later.

Ps Military road was superb :thumbsup:
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Re: Whisky isle tour, Sept 2011

Post by MalcZ4 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:37 pm

Here's a taster - my wife says "you've been away all weekend, so don't think you're sitting at that computer all night."

Islay dawn.
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Re: Whisky isle tour, Sept 2011

Post by JimmyPop » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:05 pm

That's me back home after safely delivering Kirsty. Have also managed to pack the tent away properly after drying it - think I've finally managed how to do it without bursting in to tears!

Despite the wet start to the weekend, it was great trip - really enjoyed visiting Islay and meeting up with forum members, old and new! Must say I was a bit disappointed heading home because I've been looking forward to the meet for so long!

Highlights:

The Old Military Road on the way home (what a road!)
Hooning down the road between Port Charlotte and Bridgend with Nosa yesterday morning
The whisky and impromptu photoshoot at Ardbeg distillery!
The BBQ last night (finally - we had one!)
Malc's slightly disturbing dancing....

Some quick figures:

Total journey: 400.5miles
OBC MPG: 34.8 (would have been more if I hadn't had as heavy a right foot yesterday and today!)
Number of bottles of whisky bought: 1
Number of whiskies downed: too many!
Number of chairs broken: 1
Number of impromptu diagnoses made: 1 (sorry Malc :poke: )
Number of times I've had to say sorry after dumping Kirsty in the field full of sheep/goats: still counting...

Will look through some photos later and post the good ones. I really like the one above Malc - and not just because it's my car!
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Re: Whisky isle tour, Sept 2011

Post by shambolic » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:11 pm

Looks great just sorry I couldn't make it! :driving:
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Re: Whisky isle tour, Sept 2011

Post by MalcZ4 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:04 pm

Dawn at Port Charlotte.
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Portnahaven.
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Colourful houses in Port Charlotte.
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The ferry homeward with the "Paps of Jura."
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Re: Whisky isle tour, Sept 2011

Post by jaxZ4 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:18 pm

Home 3.45pm - in time for afternoon coffee, a quick cut of the grass before going on holiday on Tuesday, just in time for friends popping round briefly - not quite a Bradders style packed schedule but I'm done in now the adrenalin has worn off - excellent weekend, great input from everyone and double brownie points for those coming from very far a field - great to meet some new forum members and those not seen for a while.

Military road made for a fab final blast of the day after the lochhside rollercoaster and generally a great drive down from Kennacraig, we had a fab traffic free section before Lochgilphead and also before and after the Rest and Be Thankful.

Weather was good from Sat morning on as borne out by the amount of roof down action. Time flew in - always a sign of a good time. The Ardbeg tour was fascinating and the photo shoot request unexpected - I agreed to e-mail the lady at Ardbeg with some shots so feel free to e-mail me any you think are worthwhile - via pm if you like.

Sat night BBQ and beer was a total success I thought - must do again.

Will try and get some photos uploaded tomorrow. Did anyone else see the llamas/alpacas on Islay ? My tyre pressure warning light stayed off after a reset - hope your DTC is OK RichardG. Anyone know how to free bonded on dust caps - hairdryer and WD40 ?

Tomorrow I must phone that "no win no fee - whiplash specialist" personal injury lawyer after the high speed ferry queue nudge I got from "Bumper in a Blue Zed"

Now did somone say 2012 EuroZed trip .. . . .?
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Re: Whisky isle tour, Sept 2011

Post by MalcZ4 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:23 pm

jaxZ4 wrote:
Tomorrow I must phone that "no win no fee - whiplash specialist" personal injury lawyer after the high speed ferry queue nudge I got from "Bumper in a Blue Zed"
Oooops!.. :oops:

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Re: Whisky isle tour, Sept 2011

Post by Nosa » Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:39 pm

Uploading pics onto photobucket just now.

Really enjoyed the weekend, it was great to see everyone again and those who we met for the first time.

Big round of applause for those who travelled from distance.

Shooter, (just could not pronounce his name) & his travelling companion Pascal, (AKA Frank and Frank.)
Great to meet you guys and hope you have both enjoyed your trip to our fair Country. "Ou est la Bastille"

Glewpot and travelling companion Steve. (AKA Frank and Frank)
Glewpot was just a bag of fun and Steve had a comedic rhymeing slang.
No Z4 but they had great fun in their Jeep.

PawnSacrifice and Oakandacorns, (AKA Matt 'n Jo)
Great to see you again Matt and lovely to meet you Jo
Jo Is slightly Mad.

Bradders75 (AKA Matt the secret Jaffa cake fiend)
Told you I would text you before Inverary.

Guieseleyuisely. (AKA 2 coups Tony).
800 miles and New window regulator required. :(
Great effort Guys Makes me feel ashamed I have never made it South for a meet.

And of course to all the Locals as Usual a good turn out thanks Guys. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

two many memeories of highlights to write definitive list but a few were.

JimmyPop throwin Kirsty into the field.
That back road round Portnhaven penninsula, I look at the pics of the road now and can't believe we drove down that.
The Old Military Road on the way home.
Being asked by Ardbeg Distillery If they can take pics of our cars for their twitter thingy.
The road from BowMore to Port Ellen past the Airport.
Some of the looks we were getting from the locals.
and That elderly lady in Portnhaven at the OK sign.

My thanks to all for making it a great weekend even through all that Rain on Friday night.
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Re: Whisky isle tour, Sept 2011

Post by MalcZ4 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:49 pm

Would you like a little bit of water with that Jax?

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Re: Whisky isle tour, Sept 2011

Post by Nosa » Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:09 pm

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Re: Whisky isle tour, Sept 2011

Post by glewpot » Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:25 pm

Just a quickie from me as I need sleep ASAP, just got home safely & amazing trip guys, loved every minute & great to put faces to names. I promise to me up again thanks I feel emontional xxxx

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