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    A short hop across the German/ Dutch border

    Hi Lads,

    The Quaich just arrived safe at my home here in Dortmund/ Germany.

    I'm currently packing our caravan for a short trip to the Netherlands, thus no news on its journey before I'm back on 03 Oct. because we do not have internet access on tour. We (my wife Heike, our 6 Westies and me) will take the Quaich to the "Dutch Highlands" - 75 mtrs above sea level!! and we would be pleased to meet other kilties over there (if interested, gimme a PM latest by tommorrow morning for more information. De koffie staat klar en wij hebben ook en wee dram van en goede Single Malt).

    Pictures to follow

    Mike

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    Re: A short hop across the German/ Dutch border

    Hi Lads,

    so, I'm back from our short trip with the Quaich and here are some pics to make it happen:

    http://s1046.photobucket.com/albums/.../The%20Quaich/

    Does this Quaich make fine weather? We started in the rain, had 10 days pure sunshine and left the campside when it started to rain again.

    On the second day, the owner of the camp site asked for a photo shooting with his kilted guest. At least, he and all other campers (ok - not so many at the end of the season) gathered at our caravan, so we invited them to share the Quaich with us. They all enjoyed a wee dram of cask strength Whisky and took a look to the logbook. Our guests were impressed by the existance of a world wide group of kilties and we learned that they never saw a man in kilt in real life before - now they will remember this day as we do.

    We are going to meet some goods friends for a walk tomorrow - another good oportunity for sharing the Quaich. Pics will follow.

    Mike

    Yes - I frequently wear a flat cap with my kilts - still looking for a military Black Watch khaki tam to replace it

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    Re: A short hop across the German/ Dutch border

    Very nice photos and luv the pups.
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    Re: A short hop across the German/ Dutch border

    "luv the pups" - unlike me, they actually have Scottish roots

    Mike

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    Re: A short hop across the German/ Dutch border

    Nice pics! It seems you had a good time!

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    Re: A short hop across the German/ Dutch border

    Great photos, Black Watch. Glad to see you had at the most good weather.

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    Re: A short hop across the German/ Dutch border

    Thanks for the photos Black Watch, and I agree, the quaich does brighten things up when it's around.
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    Re: A short hop across the German/ Dutch border

    Hmmm, what a popular campsite. Was it the quaich, it's contents or the pups that drew all the visitors? The pups sure are cute. Do you breed them?

    Thanks for posting the pics.
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    Re: A short hop across the German/ Dutch border

    I think that I was the first kilted lad in Dutch Overijssel province since some Canadian highlanders liberated the Duch people there in 1945. , so the kilt probably was the primary reason. Then they became interested in the Quaich and its story and at least they got trapped for Scotland by the Malt.

    We are Westie breeders for 16 years now and I think we are the only ones with an official permission from a Highland Regiment to take its name for a kennel and to wear their tartan (since 2003 when we took that picture with the Black Watch officer at Barbara Barracks, Fallingbostel/ Germany).

    http://s1046.photobucket.com/albums/...0-1042_IMG.jpg

    Today, the Quaich failed to make sunshine and we had "typical Scottish late summer weather". Here are some pics we took on a walk through the hilly "Sauerland" region. Our friends Annette and Achim enjoyed a good dram.

    http://s1046.photobucket.com/albums/...t=PICT4206.jpg

    http://s1046.photobucket.com/albums/...t=PICT4206.jpg

    http://s1046.photobucket.com/albums/...t=PICT4223.jpg

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    Re: A short hop across the German/ Dutch border

    Great pics, the Canadian war cemetery is particularly poignant.
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