Happy Earth day 2016 . Please, for everyone's sake, take public transit when you can. Stop using plastic shopping bags. Don't drink from plastic water bottles unless necessary. Create a great recycling regime where you live and play. EVERYONE
Barra De Navidad, Jalisco, Mexico
Barra De Navidad (translated in english means Christmas Sand Bar) is a quaint little Beach town that caters to the Mexicans from the Guadalajara area and the returning Canadian snowbirds. There is a wonderful lagoon that makes a perfects moorage for the abundance of sailboats that cruise up and down the magnificent western coastline of Mexico. At the lagoon just up the hill sits the majestic resort, Grand Bay that is said to be the most exclusive resort in all of Mexico. It hosts a prestigious fishing tournament every year that draw sport fishermen from all over the southern US states and Mexico. Their catch will feed the town fresh dorado, marlin and sailfish, for days.
The Highlight after arriving in Manzanillo airport, you make your way to the Alondra's top floor bar, for happy hour. Order beer or margaritas and watch the sunset into the Pacific Ocean. After the sun goes down head over to Time Out were there is always excellent live music and you can dance like nobody is looking. Once you shut down that bar head over to the San Bar that is nestle in the Sands Hotel till you close it down too.
Barra is great town, with friendly people and loads of exciting weekly events.
Brad and I stayed down there for 3 months and were lucky to have our good friend Margaret join us for a month. Morgan our son and his girlfriend Kenzie toped the trip by joining us over the Christmas Holidays.
'GOD IS THE SUN' was Turners last words before he passed. These were the words that most moved me after coming out of the Turner Exhibition on Thursday Afternoon with Bradshaw. Turners use of strong linear paint strokes sure evoked the blazing sun in all his work. A great inspiration not only for me but for all artist.
We then somehow walked through the exit doors into the AIMA exhibition. Where you are suppose to vote for the best out of the 4 photographers. I had to see them all first. So I did voted on line instead.
I was very excited to see how Hito Steyerl
was displaying his large format metal images. and also how he very blatantly illustrates the use of metal within the photography medium. I still think when done properly it will be is a lasting media to work with.
Full steam ahead.
The Native installation was inspirational because I just bought a bunch of dyes that will be painted on fabric, eventually to become a kimono.
When studying the drawings on the wall I noticed pencil marks that seem to looked like a mistake because they were not visable anywhere else in the instalation. Brad said to me later that, " in fact the natives do put mistakes into their art so the negative spirits have an entrance and exit".
Makes sense to me.
Stopped in at the Village Idiot for a pint and to witness a fire at the grange just to top off the afternoon acton in the city.
A bit of Negative with the Positive for to make a nice day in November.
Finally finished our new winter cover for Truant.
Mustang 867 seagul grey waterproof fabric from Triden Distributers in Pickering
She is safe and ready for the harsh cold winter in Toronto.
Mind you, the last few days feels as though winter may not even come.
Have a great winter
Brad and I are heding to Mexico for the winter. See you all in the spring
2015 SKIPPERS' PLAN J/24 CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
20 boats came out for the J/24 Canadian Championships.
The weather couldn't have cooperated better.
Saturday was exhilarating.
It was hard to keep the camera steady.
With swells easily 8 feet at times and winds gusting to 20 knots.
Sunday we had a photographers dream day with blue blue skies, flat seas, and a steady 5-10 knot breeze.
The competitors had a great time dancing to the ABYC house band on Saturday night and picking up awards for their hard earn wins on Sunday.
Here ye Here ye
J/24 Canadian Championships
this weekend at Ashbridges bay Yacht Club.
Sept. 17- 20th 2015
over 20 boats registered that will make for stellar images of the fleet.
I am looking forward to strong winds blue sky and lots of boat orders.
see all you sailors at the regatta
Remembering Lyra 2014