Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sunsets, junky waves, and a rainbow

A look back at some recent sunsets, crap-ass waves, and one amazing rainbow


Musclecar Monday: Final Season – Chaparral Cars

Straight Outta Midland, TX – Headed by Jim Hall, Chaparrals pioneered wings, automatic -ish transmissions (2 speeds) , and even vacuums – check out the Chaparral 2j – "the sucker car", which was outrageous and so effective it was basically banned. Always a factor in any race, Chaparrals were crowd favorites both on both US and European circuits, and won many prestigious races. Their futuristic, rakish designs drew many admirers and inspired knockoffs. They were know in France as 'les belles américaines '.

Some pics and videos:
Chaparral 2J, Riverside 1970 - Vacuum kept this thoroughbred from flying off the track.  It was later banned  

Chaparral 2F at the at the Nürburgring, Germany
At the Targa Florio - In charge on the winding Sicilian back roads.

Don’t Be A Sucker

Friday, August 4, 2017

Get on the bus and pay your fare and tell the driver that you're going to a Double Dutch Affair

There's a double dutch bus coming down the street
Moving pretty fast so kinda shuffle your feet
Get on the bus and pay your fare
And tell the driver that you're
Going to a Double Dutch Affair

Friday, July 28, 2017

swell hike out on Plum Island

Cool & breezy kept the greenheads at zero, and that crazy sunset: have you ever?
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Friday, July 7, 2017

happy birthday Frida Kahlo

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Local Summer Water Temps Since 2014

Just a graph I made in excel with data you can download from the NOAA National Data Bouy Center.
This is for Station 44029 - Buoy A01 - Massachusetts Bay, AKA the Boston Bouy

OK a little on the geeky side I admit.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Summer is here! Happy Solstice!

Behind Crane Beach, towards Choate Island.  Essex and Summer clouds laze in the distance.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Another interesting looking film from Onde Nostre

Onde Nostre and Seea Presents


A story of a dream mixed with reality
We went wandering in Sri Lanka with Seea babes Lola Mignot, Karina Rozunko, Sierra Lerback and photographer Luki O'Keefe, amazing creatures from the sea, we lived boundless and free, open hearted and an open minded to the new world.

Warm water of the Indian Ocean has been our primordial element healing all wounds and creating a magical and beneficial effects.
SEA | LONE from BLOCK10 on Vimeo.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Wooly Bully

Animal Mother: You a photographer?

Joker: I'm a combat correspondent.

Animal Mother: Well, you seen much combat?

Private Joker:  I've seen a little on TV.

Animal Mother: You're a real comedian.

Private Joker: Well, they call me the Joker.

Animal Mother: Well I got a joke for you. I'm gonna tear you a new asshole.

Private Joker: Well, pilgrim, only after you eat the peanuts out of my shit!

Animal Mother: You talk the talk. Do you walk the walk?

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

close outs and 3 day chill

yeah it was even worse than it looks
meanwhile in New Hampshire...
Post surf onion soup & a little grape. The wetsuit wasn't warm enough &  I'm chilled to the spine.
Post surf onion soup & a little wine. The wetsuit wasn't warm enough &  I'm still chilled to the spine.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Strava plug - cool free app for cyclists, runners, hikers, bikers

Strava is a cool app - here are 2 recent rides of mine, nothing epic but it gives a good idea of what it does. All for free.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

It's important to know what a fool looks like....

Sorry (not really), Joe Walsh, you are a douche bag.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Another day over 80°, but with waves.

The crew from Summer Sessions Surf Shop was out. Those guys & gals make what would have been just another surf a complete hoot.
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Foggy Waves, Looking at Foggy Waves

Couldn't help the beat happening reference - video below.
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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Kick out the Style bring back The Jam

Style Council show 1987, I actually went to this show. Kick out the Style bring back The Jam I say, but I had to see the Modfather in person. And Dee was lovely. And my date enjoyed herself, I was so stressed that she wouldn't.

"Kick out the Style" refers to the Style Council, it was a plea to Paul Weller to get back to ass-kicking badass form he was know for as the front man fort the Jam. Good thing he listened, his solo career was legit. He is the Modfather.

Right: Paul Weller, the Modfather himself.  It was around this period the Style Council began to sputter. At least the did it in mod splendour, and and they did it with the lovely Dee Cee Lee. She and Paul Weller were married for a long while after this. What can I say I'm a Jam snob.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Recent NH

Fun enough - by the time I got to shoot some pics the wind had come strong onshore.  Playing around with various lightroom effects.