Not many folks have a rumgagger for a friend. I am happy to say that my good friend, Captain Rob Temple, is one of the best rumgaggers I know. According to Captain Rob (of the schooner Windfall) a rumgagger is a salty old seaman who frequents pubs and will tell you a tall tale of the sea for a few crowns or a round of grog.
Last night at the Deepwater Theater Rob entertained a group of about 30 people with an hour and a half of his poems and stories. Fiddler Dave played a few jigs and sailor's songs between stories, and Gary Mitchell was there to record Rob's performance live. So look for the captain's rumgagger CD on your next visit to the island.
A wonderful time was had by all!
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