The big deal this summer was Arnt sailing Odin (our 21' converted lifeboat) around Vancouver Island. He took 9 1/2 weeks to circumnavigate with different people joining up at different times. We are working on a book and slide show so will update you later on that.
His best buddy Rob went with him in his 34' wood boat built on the east coast in the mid 50's.
|They raft up at night for dinner.|
HERE ARE THE CREW MEMBERS WHO WERE ON ODIN!
|Arnt Jeffrey Arntzen & Lloyd Arntzen|
|My portion of the sail took place in Clayoqot Sound with Rob, Tom and Georgina on ERN. We started at Hot Springs Cove and circumnavigated Meares Island.|
|I wasn't with Arnt when this happened but was always a dream of his to jump of his own boat with his surfboard!|
|Fishing is an important part of the trip....for fun and food.|
|great way to end a hike...this pool is on Flores Island in the middle of nowhere|
|the scenery is awesome!|
|even when it is foggy|
|Hot Springs Cove|
|Lots of these float houses out in the middle of nowhere...I don't think I could live that isolated.|
|Have not been to this island off the coast of Tofino for 25 years. A friend of mine owns it and is turning it over to a land reserve for protection. Rhododendron trees planted probably 50 years ago, gorgeous sandy beach and amazing gardens.|
|Arnt and I worked a little bit on this canoe 25 years ago.|
|trail through the Rhodo forest to the beach|
|a welcoming party with some of the sailors at the end of the trip on Mayne Island|
|They both want to go back!|
|spent a gal pal weekend in Point Roberts which I had not been to in 40 years|
|We stayed at my friend Sally's amazing cottage.|
ART WORK I saw this summer.....
|Rodney Graham at Rennie Gallery|
|A food mandala in the park outside my house for Fall Fete|
|Ocean Concrete on Granville Island ... their new mural|
|Jonathan Borofsky and Human Structures. I first saw his work in the 80's when I lived in L.A.|
I took a trip with my brother Glenn to go see my family in 108 Mile Ranch. We drove up through Pemberton and Lillooet on the way....beautiful drive.
|Glenn, Debra, Eleanor and me.|
|Steve my brother-in-law with his brother|
|Our neighbourhood has Hawks Avenue Dine Out giant pot luck on the street put on by the lovely Amanda.|
I organized (with the board's help) a barbecue/fundraiser for Oarlock and Sail Wooden Boat Club's 20th Anniversary. I am on the board as well. Food, music, rowing boats and great conversation.
|music by Arnt, Arnt and Rob|
|Arnt taking Sam Mac for a row|
|Benjamin taking Vogler for a row looking for wind|
|Peter Pierobon and I made a book for the anniversary. Was so much fun interviewing and collecting photos. We have it for sale for $25 at the Float House on Saturday's 10-1pm while they work on our next project the Gartside Riff|
Arnt has a show at Kozai Modern until November 15, 2014.
The opening was fantastic and 8 pieces sold!!!
|furniture and photos|
This just in.....my friends won two awards last night at the Vancouver Urban Design Awards. Karli Gillespie and Dick Hellofs have worked incredibly hard on their project for over three years and it is absolutely stunning. If I did not love my place so much I would move there. Congratulations to both of them...they certainly deserve it!
here are some links: