Thursday, August 29, 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

Just Paddling Around

August started with such high hopes since July ended with some fun waves. But a classic New England August, with fun summer waves and a fair shot at a hurricane swell wasn’t to be. But rather than gripe why not make the most of it and enjoy the warm weather and unusually warm water.

Historic Gloucester Harbor can offer some amazing paddling when the wind and swell are flat. Many a sunset this summer was watched from the SUP. It’s been said before but it’s like an old Fitz Hugh Lane painting you can jump into and live in for a few hours.

Some highlights:

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Sick and tired of derivative art in the surf world?

Sick and tired of derivative art in the surf world? Me too.

Well cheer up spuds, here’s something that any wasserfolk should enjoy:

Enric Adrian Gener is a hugely talented and innovative underwater photographer from Spain.

Check it out!


Sunday, August 25, 2013

Getting hopelessly lost on the trail only to find a gem

Bike ride Bikes and me go back long before surf, coming from a family of bikefolk. So by no means is a kickass bike ride ever a consolation prize - even if I get lost in this place every ****ing time.

Rad as shit wildlife encounter: The Barred Owl (Strix varia) (so the internet says)

I effing love owls - just the coolest creatures ever. So while slogging along the trail without the slightest clue of where I was this owl drops out of a tree alongside the trail to an 'altitude' of about 5 feet, on its way to another perch on a nearby tree. His/her wings making a whooosh sound, we're that close. Just flying alongside about 10 feet away, before vanishing to the canopy. Big birds! and the coolest thing ever. Some huge changes are going down in the coming week (finally closing on the house), and I'm always looking for signs.

A common owl in New England woods, you rarely see them, but you certainly hear them all night. Ladies and Gentlemen: the Barred Owl - For your edification a picture from Flickr (not mine) - this is how amped I am that I got lost. Or was I lost?

Barred Owl Spruced Up

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Musclecar Monday - inna surf-rig stylie - 1963 Ford Country Squire

Seen on the street in lovely downtown Beverly Massachusetts. Anything else is just plain ordinary.
Surf rig potential: high!  1963 Ford "Country Squire" If they made wagons cool again you would not see so many SUVs, I promise.
and everyone gets a puppy! Why not, JFK was in office, brother Bobby was AG, and Johnson hadn't gotten his bloody Texas mitts on our once great republic - there was still hope for the future: