You may have noticed the gong that has hung over the bar for the past six months. It was a Christmas gift to Dave, from Andrew. It was very much a perfect gift. Apparently Dave had dreamed of having a gong in The Sandbar to ring whenever he felt like it.

The gong's main purpose is to signal the imminent arrival of the nightly hurricane. It definitely gets people's attention.


And given that the gong hangs high above the bar, Dave is just about the only one who can reach it. Although if you're lucky, some night you might catch one of the other guys making a running leap to sound the gong.