Aruba Beach
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

Thread: Bagpipes on the Beach

  1. #1
    Senior Member SanNic44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Savaneta
    Posts
    1,162

    Bagpipes on the Beach

    Strange thing happened to me. Mrs. 44 and Cousing of 44 and I were walking along Palm Beach after a lovely Sunday Brunch at the Hyatt. We heard the sound of bagpipes and progressing on, discovered a fellow playing bagpipes at the waters edge in front of the Playa Linda. Now, this was a first for me. I've heard plenty of bagpipes in the US, in Scotland, and a few other countries, but never in Aruba. I wanted to ask the man some questions, but he was in the middle of the music and did not want to interrupt. I snapped a few photos, one of which can be seen at this link:
    http://bentpage.wordpress.com/2009/0...-on-the-beach/

    You just never know what you'll see in Aruba. Keeps it fun. Maybe someone knows this fellow.

    Bon dia.

    44
    Aruba's Novelist in Residence (sometimes)
    http://www.bentpage.wordpress.com/

  2. #2
    Super Moderator Jacki's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    5,856
    Oh so YOU'RE the reason I couldn't get a reservation at the Hyatt this morning!!!!

    totally kidding of course Hope you enjoyed your brunch
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

  3. #3
    Senior Member SanNic44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Savaneta
    Posts
    1,162
    Jacki,

    That was me. I ate most everything, too. Took me over 2 hours to fill up. Now I'm going to have trouble flying because I won't fit in the seat of that little plane.

    44
    Aruba's Novelist in Residence (sometimes)
    http://www.bentpage.wordpress.com/

  4. #4
    Senior Member Retagger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    501
    What does the patch on his bagpipe say? I know many members who are part of the Emerald Society which is a Police and Fire organization. If you can provide a larger photo of the patch, I might be able to help identify at least the organization.

    Regards,

  5. #5
    Senior Member SanNic44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Savaneta
    Posts
    1,162
    Retagger,

    The badge on the pipes says, "Police and Fire Emerald Society Pipe Band, New Jersey, Essex County Chapter."

    Cool.

    44
    Aruba's Novelist in Residence (sometimes)
    http://www.bentpage.wordpress.com/

  6. #6
    Senior Member Retagger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    501
    I know many members of this branch as I work in Essex County in New Jersey. Many of my co-workers belong to this branch.

    It is a small world....

    Regards,
    David

  7. #7
    Senior Member Chadd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Arikok Antilla Natural pool
    Posts
    1,441
    Wow, and I feel self conscious about annoying other people by playing guitar on the beach.

  8. #8
    Senior Member DANNYO's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Marriott Surf Club
    Posts
    1,713
    what no kilts ?

  9. #9
    Aruba since 1979
    Moderator
    Andrea J.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    29,921
    dan what was the reaction by the folks on the beach?

    and the other question dannyo that goes along with the kilt question?


    i love bagpipes.
    hate it though when it sounds like fingernails on the blackboard.

  10. #10
    Senior Member SanNic44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Savaneta
    Posts
    1,162
    Andrea,

    There were very few people on the beach and no one within about 30-40 yards. A few people did like us and took some photos. It was an interesting phenomenon because it was unexpected.

    As for the kilt factor, I have not further data.

    44
    Aruba's Novelist in Residence (sometimes)
    http://www.bentpage.wordpress.com/

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO