Collage - Journal 1932...

Collage - Journal 1932...

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Hunting and Gatherings...a Rowing Craft...and a vest from JL Powell

From American Traders

"The Skylark is the the perfect small rowing craft.Comfortably sized to fit up to three adults, this beautiful boat has a unique triple-keel design that helps it track superbly. The Skylark comes with two sets of brass oar sockets, one pair spruce spoon blade oars and a set of pinned oar locks (leathers are an option); cherry trim, seats, and wide, fan-shaped stern backrest that looks and feels fantastic. As versatile as it is beautiful, the Skylark is a hit with sportsmen as well as the recreational rower. 

And if you prefer not to row, the Skylark’s square stern allows for a max 4HP gas motor (or any size electric trolling motor) to be mounted."

(Photo by Tavarua)

One of my favorite vests is a JL Powell made of lamb skin leather and British Millerain waxed cotton - I have been using a lot of clothing from JLP during my travels on the African continent as well as in the Middle East, Europe, the Caribbean/West Indies an the Americas. Good quality and JLP does not mass produce...  
Vest - JL Powell 
Leather case and travel flasks from - Smythson

Saturday, May 4, 2013

"A Horse is Poetry in Motion"

"Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride,
Friendship without envy,
Or beauty without vanity?
Here, where grace is served with muscle
And strength by gentleness confined
He serves without servility; he has fought without enmity.
There is nothing so powerful, nothing less violent.
There is nothing so quick, nothing more patient.
All our history is in his industry.
We are his heirs, he our inheritance."
- Ronald Duncan
 "The Horse," 1954