Whilst on tour I Went fishing in Nothern Georgia with old chums the Sullivans. But it was a bit crappie…geddit?
So impressed that kin folk of mine actually have a bridged named after them in Northern Georgia. Shame they lost their other L…..
Twa Recruitin Sergents……. I’m finally back on line after a long hectic tour and a couple of tech hitches that have stopped me blogging of late. Had a gig for the Independence Magazine a few days ago and hooked up with this fine fellow… Lots more to follow I promise…..
Been zipping across the South West on a US tour and have reached New Mexico via Arizona. I’ve been working hard with very little time to post anything. Thanks to all the wonderful folks in both states who have made this a great start. This wing mirror snap is of Mt Picacho north of Tucson, the site of the most western battle in the Civil War.
Here are the Organ Mountains east of Las Cruces with the largest roadrunner in the world. Wiley Coyote does’t stand a chance…
Nice ass.. and the sculpture is good as well.. Susie outside the pretty hill village of Estellencs.
You can’t beat ripe fruit plucked from the tree when its still warm… these are persimmons or sharon fruit which we get picked when they are still bullet hard.
Sporting highlight of the holiday was a cricket match between Methlick (the Aberdeenshire village where Susie’s family come from and mostly live near) and the Mallorca Cricket Club. It was Sandy’s first ever game and he played very well, seen here after his ‘innings’ with big sis Beth. I also played but unfortunately have seriously damaged my shoulder bowling and am now deeply regretting it..
Cricket is usually played on grass, but being so high maintenance in desert climes the Mallorcans play on clay with artificial grass in the central square. You certainly didn’t want to be diving around saving fours on this stuff. Oh, Mallorca narrowly beat Methlick with Susie’s brother Jay top scoring with a swashbuckling 51.
More hol snaps, as we were travelling on El Cheapo airlines (where they’ve almost figured out a way to charge you for the air you breathe) we had to hire a guitar for the assembled strummers. This musical candelabra was in the music shop in Palma
Also a display of Balearic folk instruments which includes some form of bagpipes. According to a piping pal every european country has its own set of pipes, although some are more impressive than others.. allegedly the Swedish one looks like a rat with knitting needles inserted in various orifices.
Susie’s nephew Jason Allan performed admirably at one of the nightly entertainments. Note the human microphone stand, it actually worked pretty well.