Thursday, January 8, 2015
Belle Ile Video.
I have just received more pictures of the boat.
I designed Belle-Ile to re- create in a different way the nostalgic era of the Norwegian Rescue Fleet so well rendered by Colin Archer and so many others. The type of boats that shaped my life at an early age. I was enamoured by Jacques-Yves Le Toumelin's Kurun and the account of his voyage around the world. I must have been 12 years old at the time and in Boarding School. Not fun. When I got the book, I just could not separate myself form reading it again and again. To such an extent that I stole it from the School Library and still is in my possession.