When the wind stops, when the winter comes, when the wild things come, when she leaves, when the sun goes down, when he came up for air, when you run out of food, when things change.
James Blank and Magnolia Electric Co.
”Geography isn’t the cure for anything that’s a matter with you” but it sure helps being surrounded by the Ocean. When the Wind makes waves and then there is no wind but plenty of waves it seems like its all about geography. A friend came to stay on the boat a few months ago, as he was leaving he told me to send him a photo, i didn’t understand until later when i realised he had left me his Alaia
I don’t stop banging on about it but this trip was wonderful, so the folk at White horses in it run it. Noah is surfing and i am boozing.
Grow to love. With out doubt a wonderful thing. Growing and loving in every sense of the words, and you can feel it coming like the tide, every thing grows. Thank you to the air, water and food. Thank you to Co. Clare.
Whilst we think sunshine, the winter is neither too long gone or too far away. Last winter was wonderful and the apart from all the veg we planted at Moy Hill Garden some of the winter waves and projects can be read and seen in these lovely publications.
1/ White Horses - Trip to Scotland - Photos
2/ Viva Life Vegan Publication - Photos and Words
3/ Wavelength - Trip to the Islands Photos and Words
4 Surf Europe - Sailing - Photos and Words
Into My Arms
Nice Article about Corbs by Dan Crockett
Some times you meet new people that you have already known and something else happens, like it wasn’t the right time before and now it is.
I stole all of these images from the new old friends i went camping with, it was wonderful and we surfed too.
Please forgive my exuberance but i am happy but i still feel the pains of the world, my heart is still pining for equality and my soul still waiting for everyone to smile with me.
Photos 1,2,3,5,7,8,9,10 stolen from MrChris MCclean
Photos 4 + 6 have been stoled from Mr Al Mackinnon
If you haven’t watched the Trews before its quite good.
Just one of the episodes.
You See what i Sea.
One wave at Jails.
Photo - Dave Beasley
Another very cool video
Yewp. Best Trip Ever.
Filmmaker Chris McClean, photographer Al Mackinnon, and surfers Noah Lane and Matt Smith had been shooting a project for Finisterre on mainland Scotland when the forecast turned bad. Not to be discouraged, they hopped in a boat and headed out to the islands, tiny outposts in the raging north Atlantic that gets massive swells and insane conditions when the winds line up just right.
Under the glow of the northern lights they set out in search of heavy surf and great pubs. They were not disappointed on either account. The islands have an ever-changing climate and notoriously fickle set ups where winds and tides limit the optimum surfing window to torturously short stretches. Friendly islanders shared waves, farmers shared farmyards and paths to coastal crooks, the hills told stories and fishermen offered beds. Seven boards were snapped amongst the skerries, Al Mack had to guard his treasured bonzer from Matt and Noah’s advances. Chris’ trusty 6’3 was even called into action before the whole crew finally retreated to the mainland, broken with hangovers and fatigue. It wasn’t Chris’ first trip to the isles but it was certainly the most memorable.
Old Smithers took a few pictures a few years ago for a british mag and this was the photographic profile. Seems like so many years ago. Still in love with Ireland, with the Atlantic, with the Celtic. Have a look at mickeys Instagram @mickeysmith.