EpicArcherPatricia Gonsalves is EpicArcher. She’s the Archer behind Arrow, the owner of Lykopis Archery & an adventurer who explores the world to study the Art of Archery.

360° of Archery 2015 Trip

This past summer, Patricia reversed direction and circumnavigated the globe from west to east in search of archery. Starting in Japan, Patricia then head to Turkey, followed by Hungary, Denmark and finally ended in Finland.

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An Archer’s Reflection on Culture

Culture. What exactly is it? What does it mean to say ‘our culture’ or ‘our cultural identity’? Can we in North America claim something such as ‘cultural identity’ since we are such mixed bag of race and cultures? What exactly defines a country’s cultural identity? In attending the first day of the Conquest Cup in Istanbul and meeting many traditional and modern archers from various countries I came to realize something: whether people know it or not, archery is present in almost every cultural identity out there, Australia notwithstanding. The Spice Road, the roads of Rome, the sea routes of the … Continue reading

Searching for Robin Hood

London Metro, train to Nottingham , bus Sherwood pub lodging, immediate bus back to Nottingham. This was our first day to tracking the Wolf’s head Robin Hood. Upon arrival at Dukeries lodge at Sherwood we discovered a walking tour back in Nottingham described as the “definitive way to meet the Hooded Man”. It was a mad rush to switch out of our sweaty travelling clothes, grab some equipment and hop the 20 minutes bus back to Nottingham, almost leaving Darren behind as he realized that he had left the camera shoulder mount inside. The bus came around the corner just … Continue reading

The Fall and Rise of the Mary Rose

We may never know what exactly went wrong that day in 16” as the French Navy sailed into the Solent off Portsmouth, England. King Henry’s Royal Navy stood at the ready to engage and rebuff these saucy French who dare invade the waters of Britain. The King’s best ships assembled in formation with the pride and joy of the fleet, the Mary Rose named after Henry’s sister Mary and Captained by Roger Grenville, taking her rightful place at the head of the 80 ship strong Royal Navy. King Henry stood on the shore as the first cannon shot were fired, … Continue reading

A Passion for Archery is Born

The clear blue sky passed above me, framed in the open hatch, the perfect square making it difficult to tell that we were actually moving. In fact, if it wasn’t for the swelling movement of the hull below me, I wouldn’t know. I was taking refuge in the V berth of our small boat from the Pacific Northwest sun, a new book picked up at our last port in my hand. Lazing about, I resisted the urge to open its pages, choosing instead to watch the sun pop in and out of the hatchway as we rocked back and forth … Continue reading