Saturday, October 13, 2012

Tony and Grain in Maine

 Hi guys,

Jen and I just spent a couple of days in beautiful Maine.  Its a great time of year to be in this part of the world as the summer crowds have gone, winter has not yet arrived and its fall, so the trees are all shades of yellow and orange as they drop their leaves.  In addition to a nice (refreshing) surf at York Beach we also visited Grain Surfboards.  We were treated to some Maine hospitality and given a tour of their factory which is located in a traditional barn about 15 kms inland from the coast . The factory is exactly as it appears in the pictures and is a dedicated wooden board shop, with pretty much everything you need to build boards and more - i am still dealing with a major dose of shed envy and have a head full of ideas for future projects.
 Whilst we were there Mike arrived back from the Sacred Craft show on the West Coast and despite having just stepped off a 'red eye' flight was still up for a chat before heading off to get some sleep.  I took the opportunity to invite him down to either the Fish Fry or the Wooden Board Day next year.

Hope you are getting some waves.

Tony Crimmins

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