Thanks to Mike from Tobacco Pipe Collectors, Neil was able to restock his supply of Captain Black Gold...this helps show what a great worldwide community of gents pipe smokers are! :-)
Neil started with some of his regular Troost and I started with Orlik Bull's Eye. Some peaceful contemplation ensued, together with a few gripes from both of us about the chairs. I might take a cushion next time lol.
Later, we both enjoyed a very pleasant bowl of Mac Baren Plumcake. This was the first time I had tried it and it will not be my last. It's a very tasty blend with flavours of both Rum and Latakia.
As ever for a Scottish spring the weather was a mixed bag: clear blue sky and warm sunshine, followed by drizzle and even some hail. Fortunately it brightened up again later and the smoking shelter protected us from the worst.