Boat building for me is a meditative process where the time spent constructing is oriented towards a goal of creating a vessel that will float and satisfy as certain aesthetic aspiration of elegant form. The ends and the process are both motivations in their own right.
For Halloween yesterday I met up with several friends with children who had organized to give me a belated birthday gift.
It may not be evident right away but this is the port city of Douarnenez’ stylized type of the port of call letters “DZ” that you will find on the bow of fish boats boats next to their registration number. It is these little things that keep the process and enthusiasm going when I sometimes struggle to find the free time to make significant progress in the construction.