Boats and Blues in Victoria

It’s such a great little city. Seagulls flying squawking throughout. A maritime city. Water and boats all around. I love it here. Yesterday was a great day with Godfrey and two amazing boat builders + a visit to Bruno Atkey’s 39′ home-made junk-rigged steel hulled sailboat Ola Suerte, just a stunning delight (20 years in the making), and barbecued salmon at Bruno’s + a bunch of friends for his birthday, and today after signing books at two big V. bookstores, and visiting Paul, who’s built a beautiful 16′ 150-lb. rowboat with sails, I went to hear a local blues band, Summer and the Sinners at Swan’s Pub; I had a pint of Coconut Porter and talked to Summer, who was sitting next to me at the bar before she went on. We talked about Susan Tedeschi’s latest incarnation with Mr.Trucks, and then they played, JimmyReed and Elmore Leonard in their veins. A great little hometown band. “We’re from right here!” said Summer after a robust round of applause.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

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