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Weekend is Over

This weekend was spent on Vashon Island for the VME’s Isle of Vashon. A motorcycle event that all different types of motorcyclist and scooter riders participate in. Although it is hosted by The Vintage Motorcycle Enthusiast Club, it is really meant just for vintage bikes. Isle of Vashon involves a poker run around the island, and is a great place to see some fantastic vintage bikes and PNW scenery. We arrived on Saturday, camped out with a bunch of other motorcyclist, went on the ride Sunday, then headed back to Seattle Sunday evening.

This is my bike – a 2006 Ducati Monster 620 Dark.

This was probably my favorite bike that day. It was put together by Dan’s friend Chris Russell’s bike, and it has such a lovely patina. It is actually very carefully constructed, and he has searched for a long time to find just the right parts for it. Intentionally weathered without looking contrived. Something that I spend a lot of time pondering.

Just two more beautiful vintage bikes that were there.

The ferry ride back had lots of bikes on it, however some of the earlier ferries leaving the island are completely full of motorcycles. My bike has the arrow pointed at it.

When Dan and I got home we watched Quadrophenia which has just come out on DVD. If you haven’t seen this movie, it’s a must watch! It’s all about teenage angst, and it’s based on The Who’s rock album Quadrophenia. The direction in this movie is amazing. The characters are so relatable and of course the bikes are fantastic.

“We are mods. We are mods. We are we are we are mods. We are mods. We are mods. We are we are we are mods. We are mods. We are mods. We are we are we are mods. We are mods. We are mods. We are we are we are mods…”

Weekend is Over

We had a great weekend that started on Friday with crabbing off the dock. Not our most productive crabbing. We were only able to keep a couple of red crabs. All the dungeness of size may be all fished out. We also pulled in this enormous starfish in our cage trap, twice. Then the folks next to us caught it as well. Finally I threw it over the other side of the dock so that we’d stop catching it.

This photo is of me about to throw it back in and a random rollerblader that stopped by to check it out.

I made a video of our Friday night crabbing outing so you can see how amazing the starfish looks in action.

Also, I should say that the politically correct name is sea star, since they aren’t fish. But, I grew up calling them starfish, so starfish they will always be to me. Just as I will probably always call an Apatosaurus, Brontosaurus.

The weekend ended with some high-speed go kart racing. Super fun, but now I’m super sore.

Rustic Dish Earrings

Yesterday was a lovely day. I spent most of the day working in the studio. I made several pairs of the dish earrings in preparation for Renegade.

Also, my show cards came in yesterday.

The day ended with some crab fishing off the pier and watching the sunset. We caught 3 large dungeness, half of what we caught the night before, but seeing that 1–1.5 makes a big meal, I think we have plenty for the moment.