Tuesday, 11 June 2013
I visited the Mentawai Islands last March and scored small but perfect waves, but the journey out there did not turn out as simple as we thought. I have written an article about the trip which also looks at some of challenges facing the Islands - as they become more popular and the modern world slowly creeps in.
Posted by sparky at 21:27
Monday, 10 June 2013
Photo by Alexa Poppe www.alexapoppephotography.co.uk/
Yesterday, I interviewed the owner of this vintage beast of a pick-up truck for Wavelength magazine. It is a 1946 Ford Pick-up and has growling 4.2 litre engine. The owner is Stuart Blake and he was an absolute legend to give up his time and be patent, whilst Alexa did the photo and I asked him a bunch of questions.
Stuart turned out to be a classic. He rebuilt this truck, including the engine, himself. He also owns a hot rod and a classic Cadillac, refurbishes jukeboxes and has a vintage surfboard collection.
Collecting and owning stylish classics like this can sometimes seem like an image choice but talking to Stuart you quickly realise that it is something he loves to do and he really lives it. The story about the Stuart and his truck will be in the next issue of Wavelength.
Posted by sparky at 22:49