Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Slipping and sliding

January thaw. Kids come out to play.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Issuma in Newfoundland

One thing or another has gotten in my way; so I haven't kept up with Richard Hudson's voyages on ISSUMAAs is his wont Richard headed for high latitudes, often with ice in the environs.  The boat is wintering in Newfoundland while Richard appears to be based in his native Toronto.  So here are some shots.

Fishing Boat trailed by gulls
Cox's Cove, not far from the French Islands of St. Pierre and Micquelon

Flowers Cove near the Strait of Belle Isle

Oops - remember to tie down your house
Mandatory fog and lighthouse shot

Friday, January 5, 2018

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Take Me to the River: Larry Braggs and the TOP Queens - Buenos Aires 2014

Take me to the river
Larry Braggs & the T.O.P. Queens

Friday, December 15, 2017

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah « LRB blog

The era of theAlan Ginsburg's Howl, the  East Village Other and The Fugs is evoked here by Alex Abramovich, an occasional contributor to the London Review of Books blog. - GWC

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah « LRB blog

by Alex Abramovich

Tuli Kupferberg and Ed Sanders met in New York City in 1962, in front of the Charles Theater, two blocks north of Tompkins Square Park. Kupferberg was selling issues of Birth, a mimeographed publication he’d started in the 1950s. Sanders, who’d just launched his own mimeographed magazine, knew a few things about him. ‘I’d seen his picture in a number of books,’ Sanders later recalled. ‘I learned a little bit later that he was the guy “who’d jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge”, as described in Howl. (Actually it was the Manhattan Bridge.) I later asked him why. He replied, “I wasn’t being loved enough.”’

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Half way to Melbourne - Volvo Ocean Race

Firehose planing in the south Indian Ocean. Halfway from Capetown to Melbourne

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Friday, November 24, 2017

Spanish boat wins Lisbon to Capetown // Volvo Race

The Spanish team MAPFRE took honors, winning the 7,000 mile Lisbon to Capetown leg in 19d 01 hrs about three hours ahead of  Dong Feng (East Wind).  The Chinese auto manufacturer sponsored boat took second in the seven boat fleet of the globe circling Volvo Ocean Race.  Each of the boats had two female crew.

AC-75 New America's Cup design

Don't like catmarans? Think monohulls are too slow?
You know the Kiwis love to sail.  Check out the new foiling AC 75 monohull for the next America's Cup.