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East Tour Diary Day 3

At morning class Dougie advised that we have a 1.5 hour drive to our morning game at Berwick and then on to our afternoon game at Wolfville. Jim Barr was awarded the Tammie. It was very wet and windy when we set off and then it turned to snow and sleet. Further up the road there was compacted frozen snow which significantly slowed the traffic and as a result we were 30 minutes late arriving at Berwick Curling Club. The curling hall was in a modern community building and the ice was good and fast. We were welcomed and piped onto the ice where we were up against experienced rinks, with Tamnavulin against a rink skipped by a very talented junior called Elex Lockhart. Tamnavulin, Dalmore and Bruichladdich all lost by 3 shots with Jura losing by 5, resulting in a minus 14 shot total. We were then treated to a good soup and sandwich lunch provided by Kellock’s Restaurant. It was then time to set off for Wolfville and fortunately heavy rain had washed away the snow resulting in a speedy journey. We were welcomed by local organiser Tony Stirling, a third generation Strathcona Cupper, a piper and a broom arch. We were piped onto the ice and welcomed by President Joe White. Tamnavulin had a bit of a nightmare and lost by 11 shots and Fettercairn by 5 shots. Jura managed a credible peeled game, but fortunately Dalmore came to the rescue with a 10 shot win, which gave us an overall score of minus 6 shots and on the day minus 20! Hopefully that will be our worst set of results on tour. We then sat down to a magnificent feast with the main course being a whole lobster for which we were each issued with a very large bib! The proceedings were m/c’d by member Robbie Harrison. We bade our farewells and bussed back to our hotel where most had one drink before the bar closed and then retired for the night. However several tourists ventured to downtown bars returning in the wee small hours.