Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween Form Stately Britnell Manor!

My lovely door greeter wife, Kathryn. "Been riding broomsticks since she was fifteen. Blown out all the other witches on the scene."

Monday, October 28, 2013

Happy Halloween!

The Plague Doctor is in! Have a Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

John Cleese In Vancouver October 25th!

Kathryn hates sitting in row one when comedians are performing. Hey, she lives with one. A woman can only take so much humor in her life. I had to settle for row five. Mr Cleese, brought the house down! Incredible one man show! 

Diving WIth Tiger Sharks, Soon Come!

Day dreaming lately about tiger sharks!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Tattoo Me: October 2013 Issue Diver Magazine.

And now for something completely different.

My tattoo is published in this month’s issue of Canada’s Diver Magazine. It is part of larger feature story about divers who have tattoos. This photo request was by far one of the strangest requests I have ever received from a dive magazine editor.

Getting a tattoo was the furthest thing from my mind when I stepped off the plane on the Cook Islands in April 2003. The original tribal body art design that adorns my right bicep depicts stylized whale tails breaking the ocean's surface. While the tattoo was being applied, the tattoo artist and I discussed where I was from. Upon learning I lived in British Columbia he asked, “You have Orcas there, right?” He added an Orca's fin to the final design. My tattoo artist was "T" (Tetini Pekopo) of T's Tattoos on Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. He is native and does mainly traditional Cook Island tattoo designs but also creates some interesting contemporary patterns using traditional Polynesian motifs. His studio is extremely busy so one must book an appointment. “T” is known throughout Polynesia as a traditional artist and tattooist who is extremely talented, possessing incredible knowledge and skill.
Overall, a rather spontaneous decision on my part that I have never regretted.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Bon Jovi In Concert At Rogers Arena Tonight!

Bon Jovi concert tonight with Katie and a good friend who scored us some primo floor seats!