With all the tragedy happening around us, I reserved posting on a very fun weekend of taking a break from reality to join a wooden board building workshop run by Rich Blundell from Tree to Sea, at the home of local wooden board builder and host Rob Ivers.
Two long days and a very steep learning curve left a happy group of young and old with deep satisfaction, new knowledge, and a fair way down the track to a welcome ride of the wooden variety.
Rich is a gifted and patient teacher, an extremely bright fellow with a lean to the cognitive left. A fascinating conversation sits skin deep, all day long.
I chose to make a longish fish, known as the Striper, and look forward to finishing and taking it for a sweep on a long wall. I have no doubt it will run true.
The following day a glassy four foot@fifteen second swell graced Bells with occasional lovely lines, and I scored just enough to make me a happy chappy. Back to a real world to more of the same crap, the bliss departing just about as fast as it came.
The Pics: In progress, with some Old Coot, Paul, Rich, Wazza, Rob and Angus, ready to start fine tuning curves, bottoms, and rails. And Bells, rare and glassy.