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August 24th     Some useable wind arrived early afternoon, squeezed off a few shots late in the day…










           

August 22nd     A blue moon last night…


           

August 20th     Sunsets and long walks again.   Waiting for wind.   Anything over 8 - 10 knots…



           

September 14th     Another worthwhile windfoil jibe video…

           

September 4th     (click) Brief Video - (HD) Maggie, Nolan, and Augie's new home is underway on Salt Spring Island, BC…

           

Click here - (video) A great foil specific sail review…


Some good thoughts pro and con…

Click here - Video, An Ezzy Hydra Sport 6.7m foiling in light wind conditions…

An Ezzy Hydra Sport 5.7m foiling in open water conditions…

           

Video (click here) - The Longest Wave   Robby Naish…

On one of the longest wave rides of his life…

           

August 12th     Late afternoon…



           

August 6th     Our small visiting hummers, in action on the back deck…













           

August 3rd     A Very Worthwhile Sam Ross Tutorial Video Link below…


(Watch in HD+)    Sam Ross Windfoiling Tutorials…

           

July 31st     We spend a lot of time waiting for wind…


           

July 27th     Note Daryl's perfect stance and board setup.


           

July 26th     Archived memories, (Hatteras 2011) and PhoShop composite (mangled left hand inclusion 2003/04) that always helps
when a challenge needs to be figured out and quashed…


           

July 24th     Grandsons Blake and Grant (on the left and right outside) at surf school…


           

July 19th     (sigh)   Wind foiling technology continues to evolve…


           

(Watch in HD+)    Controlling the foil in flight, slow/fast board speed, and lots more…
Note all of the component, foot, and stance settings.


           

July 16th     Any day of sailing is a great day of sailing, (Andy Brandt)…


           



July 6th     Another way of hauling your rigged foilboard around and about…


           

July 12th - 15th     (As Usual)   Overthinking all the numbers (using on line input found), moving the 99 wing forward, and contrary
to the on line advice moving the sail mast base back both helped significantly with both flight stability and (most always necessary) uphauling…



           


(Resized, improved, HD, & edited) - Our Grandson's First Wakeboard Tow On The Thames.

All proceeds go directly to the SCFA   (Senior Cdn. Windfoilers Assoc.)

           

July 6th     The end of a windy day…










           


July 4th     Surfer Blakey!   The switch stance kid!


           


July 2nd     Fully committed to stair-climbing out of and hiking about the Niagara Whirlpool Buried Gorge…
(In spite of the ever-present Turkey Vultures perched hungrily above checking us out as meal plans if we fall and don't get up!)




           

June 28th     Looking back across the Whirlpool from the opposite side of the Whirlpool Aero Car…


And, the Stairway to Heaven(ly Fitness)…


When a glacier advances it bulldozes and pushes its way forward reshaping/repositioning the earth below (Global Cooling).   But when it retreats, the glacier melts its way back
to its origin dropping contents held frozen within (Global Warming).   The Wisconsin glacier that passed through Niagara many, many thousands of years ago was more than a mile deep!

           

June 26th     A wonderful, educational walk and step-climb workout.   The Whirlpool Aero Car from the start/finish (pictured below) to the point across the
Whirlpool (all along the Niagara Parkway Walking Trail and historical info-guides.   Include climbing the steps down and back up a few times along the way…


           

June 25th     Augie…


           

June 24th    A Very Happy Grandson…

Grant William and friends celebrating the Chelsea championship win over Manchester City in Porto!



           

June 23rd     Wandering about…


           

June 21st     Homeboy Mini Putt…



           

June 20th     Fort AugiePop.


           

June 18th     STAIRMASTER+++, Whirlpool Trail   (Climb the Buried Gorge), kudos ~> Niagara Parks Commission…






(Try climbing for 3 or more times in succession 'as able'…)

NB/JG - There is NO rock stratification on the north wall of the whirlpool as shown above, it is actually glacial fill (sand, gravel, till, debris)…


Some Niagara River geological history↓ (Pleistocene), (dated- mid 1960s), and also showing the (ancient - 23,000 year old) St. David's Buried Gorge.


(A brief history of & current update about the St David's Buried Gorge…)

           

June 13th     Foiling exclusively for the next few months…




       

June 5th,     Arriving at Port Weller, about to enter the Welland Canal after an extensive winter refit and refinish.
               Heading through the locks back to Sugarloaf Marina, Port Colborne on Sunday.



           

June 4th   Looks wing on wing from here…


           

June 3rd   -   Archives 2009   (Thinking 7.5m2 works because)   (F= 0.0034*A*V^2)   Where F=force, A= sail area in square feet ->metres, V= wind velocity in knots.…



           

June 1st     Remembering the lake weather conditions that we sailed in the 80s & 90s…


           

May 28th     Lakeside Park, Port Dalhousie   Cold, rainy, hazy/fog, variable 8 - 28+ knot winds…









           

May 26th     Archived memory…


           

May 25th     Archived memory…


           

May 22nd     The west point at Long Beach Conservation Area a few days ago…




           

May 21st  (Archives)  Gaining…


           

May 20th     Point Abino in the background…


           

May 18th     Squall passing through Long Beach, last fall…


           

May 17th     When the background setting surrounding the grosbeak is striking, use it…




           

May 16th     An nearby oriole perched high, waiting patiently for the feeder to clear and an incoming grosbeak yesterday afternoon…




           

May 14th     The window is slightly open to hear his chatter and shrill whistle…



           

May 13th     Good morning!   Hummingbirds are slowly settling in…


           

May 12th     (Archived memory from last June)   The red bud tree in the background is showing off…


           

May 11th     Breezin' up…


           

May 10th     Another dear visitor…


           

May 9th     Last light, Sugarloaf Marina (archived memories)…


           

May 8th     Orioles will accept marmalade but only after there is absolutely no grape jelly…



           

May 7th     Setting the spinnaker…


           

May 6th     Turn a bit to the right to make the mark…


           

May 5th     Morning coffee, orioles are back, and hummingbirds arrived this morning…




           

May 4th     Hello again!   Welcome back…



           

May 3rd     Archived Memories…


           

May 2nd     Cheers!   To better days ahead…


               

May 1st     Archived memories…


                 

April 30th     Archived memories…


                 

April 29th     Archived memories…




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April 28th   (taken yesterday morning iPhone 8+)     Whenever possible on any walk include the fishing pond at Firemen's Park…






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April 27th     Archived memories…

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April 26th     Archived memories…

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April 24/25th     (archived memories)   Hugely missing our boys, all currently so very far away…





















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April 24th     (archives)   Great moments with our boys…










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April 23rd     (archives)   Albert Bridge, Chelsea…



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April 22nd     Archives…


           

April 21st     Archives…


           

April 20th     Archives…



           

April 19th     Archives…


           

April 18th     Archives…


           

Saturday, April 17th     (E 25++ knots, Long Beach)   An incoming ramp ahead.   Is the going up worth the coming down?   Absolutely…

A GoPro head shot, looking back & caught the launch (below)…

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April 16th     Archives…


           

April 15th     Archives…


           

     
A Loving & Happy 58th Wedding Anniversary Nancie!   April 13th, 1963 - April 13, 2021…


     
April 12th       Archives…


           

April 11th       Archives…


           

April 10th       Archives…


           

April 9th       Archives…



           

April 8th       Archives…


           

April 7th     It's morning coffee and muffin time.   Our small flock of orioles will be back in a few weeks.   Remembering that it snowed in early May (2020) one morning…



           

         
Whether you believe you can or you can't, you're right.   All you ever get is now, so decide.   Every journey in our life begins with a single step.   Fail you way to success.

April 6th     So stoked to get started…


           

         
Nothing in the world is difficult for those who set their mind to it.

April 6th     Archives…


           

Monday, April 5th     Archives…






           


Saturday, April 3rd     Archives…




           


Saturday, April 3rd     Archives…








           


Friday, April 2nd     Archives…


           

Thursday, April 1st     Archives…


           

Wednesday, March 31st     Archives…


     

Tuesday, March 30th     Archives…


     

Monday, March 29th     Archives…



   

Sunday, March 28th    Archives…


   

Saturday, March 27th    Archives…




Friday, March 26th    Archives…




Thursday, March 25th    Archives…



Wednesday, March 24th    Archives…



Tuesday, March 23rd     Archives…



Monday, March 22nd     Archives…



Sunday, March 21st     Archives…



Saturday, March 20th     Archives…




Friday, March 19th     Archives…





Thursday, March 18th     Archives 2015…




Thursday, March 18th     Archives 2013…




Wednesday, March 17th     Lake Erie's former shoreline, (September 2018 shown below), has sadly been fundamentally changed by higher water levels and storms…




An enduring & gripping 3 minute video.   Cliff & John rip it up on Pamlico Sound in 20 - 23 knots.   November 2008.     A classic  WingNut Windsurfing Production   filled with breath-taking, capricious, point & shoot (pre GoPro) head cam action…

Tuesday, March 16th     Archives…





Monday, March 15th     Archives…



Sunday, March 14th     Archives, wind and not enough wind.   A smile is a frown turned upside down…




Saturday, March 13th     Archives…




Friday, March 12th     Archives 2017…




Thursday, March 11th     Archives…



Wednesday, March 10th     Archives…




Tuesday, March 9th     3 year old Bethy and the rope, at Sherkston, August 1975…




Monday, March 8th     Archives…



Sunday, March 7th     Archives…



March 6th     Archives…





Friday, March 5th     Archives…



Thursday, March 4th     Archives…



March 3rd     Archives ~ OBX, a decade ago…



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March 2nd     Checking surf conditions, Cornwall, England…



March 1st     (Archives)




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February 26th     (Strive to reach for the sky…)


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February 15th   Another new direction to consider, currently unfolding further in the wind…




February 13th   A thought…   Living a dream requires careful planning & working methodically to make and keep that dream a living reality.



February 12th   The van gear rack (2021) for foil and fin.   Modified, resized, refitted, and retaped.   Always seeking to optimize the best use of all available space.
A cm or two adjustment difference here and there can achieve a more workable organization for easier accessibility to extract or return gear  April - November…




February 12th   Hatteras Archives   An uplifting waterstart on the 85L about to happen.



February 11th   Hatteras Archives   Evening light.




February 10th   Happiness and sunsets…   Archives



February 9th   archives…




February 8th   Back to the future, COVID-19 begone…



      February 7th     Portals exist and might be available for rapid transportation within a few years.

Portal definition: A unique gateway to another place through an entrance/exit to a bridge or tunnel.   (You just gotta love real science applications)

      Entering a portal to get to a distant destination in seconds could soon be achieved and available using instructions & devices like the following…

  1.   A self-driving car.

  2.   2 navigation systems i.e. 2 smartphones with Google mapping & GPS OR 2 Garmin dash-mounted navigators, etc. etc. etc.

  3.   Any 2 Walmart parking lots OR Any 2 Tim Horton drive throughs OR Any two carwash locations (arrive clean).   You will need to drive into one and leave from the other. You can choose any 2 Google recognized portal placements of your liking ( i.e. Starbucks, Costco, Dog Parks, launch sites, camp grounds, Fast Food locations, Lutheran Retreat Centres, etc. whatever…)

  4.   Set one Garmin or Smartphone to the Start Destination and the other to the Arrive (final) Destination.

  5.   Drive into the Start Destination, and turn on any of the following frequencies on your car radio or playback device.   Choose NPR, BBC, CBC, CNN, or Netflix.   Leave the key on and the vehicle running. Turn on the 4 way flashers.   Press Start The Journey, sit back and relax.

  6.   It will take less than a minute to seek the destination and begin safe transport to avoid collisions with other tourists in the maze of connecting portals.

  7.   To return simply reverse the procedure on the navigation devices, and press Start Journey.

  8.   Be advised that solar flares, planet alignment, and the shifting magnetic northt pole can affect FM and GPS reception causing occasional portal irregularities so be advised not to portal high or under the influence.   Keep you hands on the steering wheel, and foot on the brakes while portalling just in case.   Rock on.

  9.   Aside:   In order to travel in time or through Black Holes, worm holes etc. or anywhere in space beyond the earth you will definitely need to take and actually pass a (not yet fully created) lengthy, bipartisan, fully government accredited totally overseen degree program at a recognized post-secondary institution.   You will have to promise to follow the extremely strict rules & vow not to change the course of human history like not copying down winning lottery numbers or somehow rig an election.   In addition to simply leaving the planet Earth (and all of our current time zone systems) there are a number of issues to consider.   Some include the affordability of it all and knowledge base skillsets working with warp drives, flux capacitors, quantum physics, black hole survival, avoiding satellites, algorithmic understanding, reading star charts in time, CB and communication language (things like 10-4, Roger that, alpha-bravo-charlie-delta, and mayday-mayday-mayday), wearing space suits for long periods of time, squeeze tube food preparation, light speed manoeuvring, space station docking, and non-threatening alien involvement.   Be aware that the huge challenge of travelling safely in outer space or time is not like a fun day of windsurfing at Port Dalhousie or Long Beach you know, just saying.   In a cautionary moment be aware that even things like tuning to 1950s classic AM stations featuring Wolfman Jack, or The Hound during time/portal travel haven't yet been factored into the past~future journey algorithms and may not be safely suitable.   Be patient and let the future of it all unfold safely tested, workable, and true.   Worst case scenario in playing with time travel might mean that you and yours could become a complete write off, wiped out entirely, ceasing to exist without even a trace of stored memory anywhere.   Think about it.   Expressions like Far Out and Outtasight somehow come to mind!

  10.   Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.   (Joseph Campbell)     You're either on the bus or off the bus.   (Club Yukon Management Team)   (Oops, in fact it was actually counterculturalist ~ Ken Kesey)




            Click on this portal for some possibly helpful visual clarification.


Flux capacitor and tachyon warp drive systems will help create some rare photo opportunities during our near future time & space windsurfing shuttles.
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Friday, February 5th     The Dream continues 2022+…   South Padre Island - OBX - Long Beach - Port Dalhousie - ANYWHERE ~ ANYTIME…
Retrofitting a VW Westfalia with (Back To The Future) Doc Brown's flux capacitor and an aftermarket
USS Enterprise tachyon warp drive system makes To Infinity and Beyond a reality!



Porsche Turbo S 4WD custom VW Westfalia.   Meal plans, masks, VCR, gear stowed & towed, frequent bar/stretch stops, 6 bunks, & onboard washroom.



If the Canadian/US border isn't a viable option soon for vacation travel we still have a superb windy destination in the Yukon with (currently) 3 hours of daylight…



February 2021   Laughingly remembering that summer day in 1997 when a tethered Nukey believed he could jump hard and land on the shore…




February 3rd, 2021   Surviving the lockdown blues?   Even a calm, light-wind day in late June looks absolutely awesome at this point in time…



February 2021   Hallelujah!   *   Archives




January 2021   Airborn   *   Archives …












Wednesday, January 27th     Fondly looking back some 60 years when restoring/rebuilding the High School ride was a serious work in progress…
Every nut, bolt, washer, wire, (whatever) was repaired, rebuilt, replaced, plated, painted, wirebrushed, lubed, and/or refinished.
There were many, many, 'flat tires' on that unmapped road to recess…


Found & mated (tight squeeze) a Volvo B16B engine & 4 speed transmission (6V/negative ground) into the 1950 MGTD (12V/positive ground).   About 15 fun years to completion.
Used a Bosch 12 Volt starter & a Lucas 12 Volt generator with a rear shaft attachment for the mechanical tach drive. (Two of the easier solutions in the rebuild.)


Needed two electric SU fuel pumps to exceed 80 mph, 0 - 60 (11 seconds), & top speed around 95mph est., all thanks to an outrageous, original 4.89:1 rear axel…


The MG(T) car club expressed understandably mixed emotions.   But, the Volvo TD cruised very comfortably at 65 - 70 mph and always arrived & returned flawlessly from anywhere we went for the next 17 years…





The 1954 Austin Healey 100-4 was another waiting project.   But in terms of hindsight, experience, and 'Once Was Enough' we sold it as is…



       

Sunday, January 24th     Passed through Firemen's Park hiking the Bruce Trail.





       

Being a huge fan of (portrait) photographer Annie Leibovitz, I kinda pushed these iPhone captures as much as was able, in her amazing direction…
Darker shadows, a light, moody and pursuing ominous, but... there's only so much one can accomplish with frozen meatballs in a plastic bag (left).



       

January 18th   What a great   Good Morning!   smile,   a treasured photo just received.


       

Time spent in Newfoundland is time well spent.   (Labrador's sometime next.)   Archives~Travels~2015 above top right…







       

Aside: For the most part we are a rugged band of adventurers.   That said, a soft warm bed, a sturdy shed, sunsets ahead, well washed & fed, a good book read, giddyup…





       

He's 12 now, and as tall as his mom…




       

Sunset Bay, Wainfleet.   Push Ice.   Early January 2004…


       

January 8th   On-Line School at the kitchen table…





       

Three (3) steps to a better foil jibe…

Fore!



       

Hancock, NY   2007




A crated (Italian) MV Agusta above left.   David Knight, centre (MBE) holds 5 World Championship Titles…

       

Missing the boys...









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Coffee with...


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Back then and now.   2021   One obstacle at a time.   Stay focussed.   Keep it simple.



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