Retired for ever: or not!

  • 06 Sep 2021 18:02
    Message # 10983948

    OK, so three weeks ago I sold Solitaire off this JRA website, and she was off to the Thames Estuary within the week.  And that was me retired.  For good.  For ever.  Yes, for ever and ever.  Except.  Two weeks later, to the day, I was driving on a back-road through rural Perthshire, close to the hamlet of Forteviot when - XXXX ME! - I spotted in a passing farmer's yard a Badger.  All white and no name to see.  My being was at once overwhelmed by a strange and unidentified tornado of nostalgia and longing.  Of course, there was just one - just one - rememdy.  So this morning I bought Barny, and she should be down in Arisaig within the week.  I can't wait! 

  • 06 Sep 2021 18:09
    Reply # 10983953 on 10983948

    amazing ! and Congratulations!  Wow. FINDING a Badger. That's no easy task. You are blessed.



  • 07 Sep 2021 15:36
    Reply # 10998619 on 10983948

    Iain, just so we're clear:  after seeing this Badger on some farmer's land, you bought Barny, the Varne 27 for sale in Skye, not said Badger?


  • 08 Sep 2021 21:32
    Reply # 11018505 on 10983948
    Anonymous wrote:

    OK, so three weeks ago I sold Solitaire off this JRA website, and she was off to the Thames Estuary within the week.  And that was me retired.  For good.  For ever.  Yes, for ever and ever.  Except.  Two weeks later, to the day, I was driving on a back-road through rural Perthshire, close to the hamlet of Forteviot when - XXXX ME! - I spotted in a passing farmer's yard a Badger.  All white and no name to see.  My being was at once overwhelmed by a strange and unidentified tornado of nostalgia and longing.  Of course, there was just one - just one - rememdy.  So this morning I bought Barny, and she should be down in Arisaig within the week.  I can't wait! 

    Being Scots myself ,I always thought That We used badgers to make sporrans ,guess you learn something new every day :-)
  • 09 Sep 2021 14:41
    Reply # 11025959 on 10983948

    Good luck with Barny.

    I planned to do the 10 hour drive up to the Isle of Skye tomorrow to buy Barny with the plan to sail her in the Jester challenge for which she was designed yet missed the boat.

    From conversing with Denes, I thought tomorrow was the absolute earliest day possible to go and do the deal but somehow you beat me to her.

    So when you eventually do retire, please remember me, although I do hope it's another 20, 30 or 40 years before you do retire!

    Again, good look, she looks a beauty.

  • 09 Sep 2021 18:40
    Reply # 11027757 on 10983948

    Hi Javan - I bought her sight-unseen, which might explain.  Yeah, she is pretty suited to the Jester races.  Who knows but we might see her in one, sooner or later?!

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