A Perfect Evening
This is definitely my final post.
I hope that I can post a final photo or two.
And… the result of an experiment which was successful.
Today was very warm in southern Australia, but I successfully made a brass part for a friend. It took a couple of hours to design, and then about 3-4 hours of machining to make. See later photo. It is a bracket to hold a water gauge on a full size boiler.
I came home, cooked dinner for my wife and myself. And we agreed that it was delicious.
The evening was still very warm, and very still. Stars just appearing.
I had some xmas present cigars, and I decided to light one up, outside on our verandah. It was the first one for 3 weeks.
So still, that the smoke rings travelled for 2-3 meters before dissolving.
What could be better? Ah… some Laphroaig single malt. Lovely peaty flavour.
And yes it was a magnificent duo.
And then I had a brainwave. Something I have never tried before.
I dipped the mouth end of the cigar into the Laphroaig for a a moment or two. It wet the end but just enough to transfer some flavour. And continued to draw.
The cigar lasted about 50 minutes. I continued the dipping every 10 minutes or so. What a discovery!
Probably reinvented the wheel, again, but I record the blissful result in case it is original.
If you like cigars, and whisky, try it. Otherwise, stay healthy and avoid both.
I will remove the wrappers tomorrow, and finish the butt in my Meerschaum pipe. Life is good.
Sorry that is the end have enjoyed your blog over the last few years.
Will catch up when I am in your neck of the woods possibly May.
Until then Cheers
I will leave the cigar to you, but will definitely go along with a fine scotch from the collection
Laphroaig is my favourite Islay scotch, not served to my wife who takes hers with ginger ale. Next time supping I’ll think of your great blog.
I’m sad to read that this is your last post on this site. Will it stay up as an archive for awhile more?
I’ve learned a lot by reading your blogs and have been delighted by your photos, movies and personal thoughts. Next time I smoke a cigar I shall also try dipping it in my favorite Scotch,
We’ve got each others addresses and phone numbers, so I plan to keep in touch.
Hi Richard, and thanks for the kind words. I do not know if WordPress will continue to make the old posts available. It would be nice…..
And yes, please stay in touch! John
Just love your tripple expansion engine. I am very familiar with these engines as I work on an old steamer build in 1909 and is used for sightseeing trips here in Norway in the summer. I am also making ships and cannon models. The last one is a whaling gun made from real whale theets.
Can send you some pics if you give me an email adress
I would like to see your pics Willy. It seems that we share some interests. jviggers at iinet dot net dot au