Expedition to the origins of the wind
The are a lot of myths about winds, ancient and new – about the hole to another dimension where all the winds come from, about the flying dutchman, the mythical ghost ship that sails against the wind and shows itself randomly around the world on its eternal journey without goal or reason.
But there is a modern real "flying dutchman". An unmanned world traveller on its path against the wind and around the seas - a beautiful, poetic, romantic, spritual journey for its own sake. It is about the longing for something just over the horizon - a longing stronger than ever in a world of financial crisis, wars, greed, manipulative politics.
Wipke Iwersen, dutch architect, cabinet maker, artist, visionary etc have have staged one of the most exciting and mindboggling projects: Windvinder.
Windvinder is a breathtakingly beautiful boat, built skin-on-frame, and with a turbine drive that makes it possible to go against the wind. Since a couple of years it works itself over the seas, equipped with instructions in 45 languages on how to report the sightings, relaunch it after a grounding and do repairs and improvements if needed.
On the Windvinder sajt there is information on the background, on the idea, on the construction (one of the most beautiful SOF:s I have seen!), on Wipke Iwersen herself. Do not miss the tiny link "more..." in the lower right corner on the start page.
This is the kind of charming and deeply likeable propjects that I can loose myself in completetly - there won´t be much useful done today...
...and of course,I really liked the culinary corner!
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