Archive for May, 2011

Le Tonkinois Varnish

A most satisfying result. Deep gloss and no brush lines even on a vertical surface which is the hardest to do. Even the most critical fellow varnishers were impressed. Leica M9, Summilux 21 For years I have been aware of Le Tonkinois varnish but somehow never got around to trying it. Finally after 20 years […]

Cycle lane to St Tropez

Cycle lane to St Tropez. Leica M9, 21mm Summilux In the spring I often find myself working in St Tropez. It’s about 6 kms from the boat and there is a cycle lane all the way now. They built it a few years ago. It was certainly needed. Before the cycle lane you would have […]

To buy a boat or not to buy a boat? That is the question.

When sailing is beautiful it’s really beautiful. Early morning near the island of Porquerolles in France. Leica M9 21mm Asph. You’ve probably noticed by now if you are a regular visitor to this blog that I like to do things differently to most people especially when it comes to advice on buying a boat whether […]