Monday, February 27, 2017

Rainy Day Remo Sanding

Unexpected rain on painting day?
No problem.
There's always other stuff to do - like sanding.
Lots and lots of sanding.

Kalev and I had a stack of floorboards that we'd planned on painting today,
but with all that liquid sunshine coming down, 
I pointed to a pile of old oars and said "that's our new project for the day."

So with a playlist ranging from Patsy Cline to Pavarotti, with detours through Led Zeppelin and the B-52's, we threw a dozen remi on the bench.

After choosing four oars to work on, it was time to kick up some dust
(and crank up the music, of course).

Wet outside, dry inside.
photo by Kalev Pallares

Power-sanding, hand-sanding. flipping and checking.
Acetone wiping, and one last touch-up sanding.

Later I brushed on a base coat of varnish - with many more to come.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Final Burst

photo by Eddie Rivera

Eddie captured this brilliant image tonight in Newport as the sun was bursting through from under the clouds, right before touching down for the night.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

V-Day Snapshot

As the sun set behind the buildings across the water from our docks,
I caught this shot of John Kerschbaum from Gondola Romantica in Minnesota - heading out on a cruise with happy passengers,
as one of Newport's ubiquitous crew boats paused between runs.

Monday, February 13, 2017


A trio of gondolas awaits their passengers
on a clear day in February in Newport Beach.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Jack Takes Off

I caught a few glimpses of Jack's departure this evening in Newport,
as he and his passengers headed out into weather conditions
that we surely do not deserve (but will happily accept).

A marina full of gondolas.
I never get tired of reflection images if these boats.

Everybody is happy.
 And then there's that:
A brilliant sunset in early February.