We got in some exceptional wandering.
And celebrated Halloween honorably.
I can say without a doubt that the future of AzRA is bright.
The following weekend I went up to the South Rim for the Grand Can yon History Symposium. I spoke on Martin Litton’s legacy at the Canyon. Outdoors a group of us historic boat nuts lined up a remarkably complete collection of the wooden rowboats of 1938 through now. Beginning with five replicas: my rendition of the original Nevills Cataract boat, then morphing through P.T.Reilly’s redesign, Brick Mortenson’s upgrade to Reilly’s, and Mounty Fulmer’s unique version. Then on to the Oregon drift boats: Keith Steele’s original 1962 design for Martin Litton, Steele’s smaller, sportier 1967 Betty Boop (original) and the 1971 Briggs Grand Canyon Dory (original) still in use today. Such a treat to see them all in a row and follow their evolution.
Back home Margeaux gave me a new haircut.
Janek and I finished up the root repair on Cataract.
We got a hell of a lot done and will likely reconvene for another push when the steel roof arrives. If you know Dave and want to come help, let me know and I’ll fill you in on plans. Here we are celebrating as the superman rises.