As an aside, whilst giving this blog an address I decided to use the word Qajariaq in the title quite purposefully, rather than Qajaq becuase although my kayak follows the style of the Greenland kayak in it's truest form - it is not one. Qajaq is the Greenlandic word for specific skin-on-frame kayak designs. When they prod at commercially built Acuta or Feathercraft they say Qajariaq, with a smile in their eyes, which means similar to a kayak but not quite what they consider traditional by breed or birth at the hands of local crafstmen. I respect the historic traditions that bring the Inuit to those conclusions, with great ease.
Soon I will rebuild the 2nd black SOF, amongst the autumn burned turf on the Northern tip of Lewis; & the wind will rock the barn corrugate, & Port Nis rollers will throw violence into black gniessian jaws, streaks beyond Toul a' Roigh. And turning late fires into drifts of cold haar, I'll track the winter waters edge, the viel at dawn, & set myself amongst its cloth, & its fury, & its fight. Ae fond kiss...ae.
A wee bit of trivia for you anyway, & the first post of what could easily turn into endless ranting.