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Old 18-12-2009, 07:12   #1
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Hi from Panama

Hi,
I'm a transplanted Scot living in Panama these past 7 years. I'm new to sailing but determined to create this "new reality"
I've only been a member for a couple of days but already I've received some sterling advice and support.
Wish I could buy you guys a beer.
Cheers.
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Old 18-12-2009, 08:17   #2
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Welcome Ecosse. We wish you could buy us a beer too! Especially those of us suffering through frozen winter. Wish I was in Panama!
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Old 18-12-2009, 12:34   #3
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Cheers Rain Dog, even a Scotsman will stand a round of .60 cents beers. Ok, the local brew is not not exactly McEwan's Pale ale but it's better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick eh?
I'm really glad I found this forum.
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Old 18-12-2009, 13:46   #4
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Welcome Ecosse,
Make it a 80/ ale and i'll sail up from Venezuela. Welcome aboard quite a few Scots are already here and new additionals are always needed to raise the tone

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... Ok, the local brew is not not exactly McEwan's Pale ale but it's better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick eh?
I'm really glad I found this forum.
Cheers.
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I'm also glad you found us (Welcome Aboard); but what's this McEwans's 'shti'?

I’m not personally familiar with McEwan's India Pale Ale, but ... it doesn’t get great reviews.

Ie: “Either a bitter or an IPA, it's just really bad. The body is a dark amber/brown color, small off-white scant head. Aroma is earthy and wet paper. Flavor is caramel, butterscotch, wet paper, and dirty penny. Ugh. Pretty awful example of a beer, let alone a Bitter or an IPA.”

McEwan's India Pale Ale - Scottish & Newcastle UK Ltd. - BeerAdvocate

Year of Beer: #286 McEwan's - India Pale Ale

McEwans India Pale Ale from Scottish & Newcastle | BeerPal.com

OTOHOpinionated Beer Page - McEwan's India Pale Ale
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Old 18-12-2009, 15:43   #6
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Scots, Pale Ale and Panama

First of all Anglooff,
It woud take more than "a few Scots" to raise the tone; what do you think I'm doing in Panama? (I'll give you a clue. It isn't missionary work.
How are things in Chavez country?
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Thanks for the welcome. I see you fell for the old "disinformation" ploy. We write those reports/reviews on our beloved McEwans to keep the English away from it; they'll believe anything in print (just look at the Government)
Actually (and this is a secret, please don't let it out) in my humble opinion, the best pint of draft beer in the world is a properly cared for and poured pint of Boddington's Ale but, as it's an English beer - brewed in the Shadow of Strangeways prison in Manchester - I'll deny it in public.
Que tenga buen DIA ya'all.
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Old 18-12-2009, 18:43   #7
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Cheers Rain Dog, even a Scotsman will stand a round of .60 cents beers. Ok, the local brew is not not exactly McEwan's Pale ale but it's better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick eh?
I'm really glad I found this forum.
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Get used to Atlas and Balboa .... Panama when available and forget Soberana Lady beer
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Old 19-12-2009, 06:09   #8
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I prefer Crystal but it's all 3/2 strength and not really beer but at $7 a 24 case of bottles who cares. When your BSing your mates who's counting.
I tried Soberana once but it left all my teeth wearing little fuzzy sweaters.
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Aloha and Welcome aboard,
Good to have you here. When our ship went through the canal there was a Chief's Club up on a hill on the base. Great place for a few beers.
I'm certain that's long gone now.
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Old 20-12-2009, 15:54   #10
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Hola Skipr,
I'm not familiar ith the club but then again I don't spend much time in PC.
Did you have to pay the graft to get through the canal or where you one of the lucky ones?
Cheers and thanks for the aloha.
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Old 20-12-2009, 17:10   #11
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Ecosse,
I have a feeling you're going to fit in well here! Welcome!
And since we all know that the Scots invented the modern world, I'm sure you'll raise the intellectual bar here at CF quite a bit.


p.s we can't get proper beer here in Nevis. Please send a care package.
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Our favorite place for a brew and a bite was Drake's. Is it still there I wonder? Ave Fredrico Boyo I think.

And there used to be a rockin St Andrews party every year where the boys would sport their plaid and flash their legs.

anyway, welcome ; -)
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Cheers for the "holas"
" I'm sure you'll raise the intellectual bar here at CF quite a bit"
Isn't intellectual & bar in the same sentence a wee bit of an oxymoron?
I'll do my best not to let the clan down but I confess I'm awed by your collective experience; thanks for sharing.

As for the "Rockin' St. Andrew's" party. Obviously you weren't paying attention; they flash a lot more than legs unless they're wanna be Englishmen.

I used to mountain climb in a kilt, you don't keep many secrets doing that.
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Old 20-12-2009, 21:47   #14
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If ya want to get into sailing just hop aboard the many sailboats making passage through the canal. Though I'd wait till your way offshore before whipping out the kilt
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Old 21-12-2009, 05:16   #15
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Whipping & kilt

Hi Ocean Girl,
Thanks for the welcome; I see you're from Texas; I spent a year one day in Waco on my way from the frying pan into the fire.
You might want to be careful using the words whipping and kilt in the same sentence (unless you're in Amsterdam that is)
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