Gypsy Fair Last Spring @ Napier, Hawkes Bay ( New Zealand )
“The beauty of this country is becoming part of me. I feel more detached from life and somehow gentler. … I have some good friends here, but no one who really understands why I am here or what I do. I don’t know of anyone, though, who would have more than a partial understanding; I have gone too far alone. I have always been unsatisfied with life as most people live it. Always I want to live more intensely and richly.” – Everett Ruess
Ocean Beach (Hawkes Bay, New Zealand)
“…there was purity and there was the dream, and the adventure, and there was the counterculture aspect. It was like shove society, shove the nine to five, shove the rules… we’re just going to follow our hearts, treat each other well, eat well and enjoy the ocean. It was not for money and it wasn’t for fame… that’s what we’re gunna do… purely because that’s what our hearts want to do. That was amazing.”
— Jim Banks (quote from the Switch-foot book)
Waimarama Beach (Hawkes Bay,New Zealand)
“Sliding a wave removes our brains out of the ordinary and slips us into the extra ordinary of being there now. No more worries about mortgages or strife of being poor or rich. When you enter the domain of an ocean cylinder, that moment, those split seconds belong to the Zen part of just being. Period.”
— Bill Hamilton (surfer/shaper)
The Summer is here! The sun is out! It’s camping time!
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. ~Albert Camus
Good things come to those who bait!
Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers. ~Herbert Hoover