Fikk netopp en flott pris for baidarkabyggearbeidet mitt. Hyggelig med international annerkjennelse - det varmer hjertet og gir mot til å fortsette det gode arbeid.
Michael Livingstone skriver:
"Five people were nominated for "Iqyax of the year 2011", including some who have dedicated decades of their lives to researching and building these unique sea kayaks. By an overwhelming vote, your paddling of a traditionally built Unangax iqyax with a wooden frame covered with organic cotton and paddling 3063 Km. (1903 nautical miles along the coast of Norway stood head and shoulders above all other entrants. For your outstanding iqyax work, you are being awarded a Sacajawea coin by Randy L'Hedow Teton, the only living person portrayed on US currency. You are also being awarded a commemorative coin bag sewn by Glenice E Teton. You have, single-handed, done a great deal to keep the tradition of building and paddling iqyaq alive. Many generations of ancient Unangax iqyax builders are smiling down upon you."
Store ord, og jeg sluker det rått!
vil med det samme anbefale "Iqyax" facebook gruppen til Mike: http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/iqyax/
til alle som er interessert i baidarka, eller "Iqyax" som jeg har lært meg at det egentlig heter.
Ha en fin dag!