Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.

There is a cuddly sort of typhoon passing North of Okinawa at the moment. Nothing too dramatic but enough to cause choppiness in the waters of the lagoon.

Windier than it looks

Windier than it looks

My boat frets at anchor.

Better lose the anchor than the whole ship

Better lose the anchor than the whole ship

However, I worry not as she is well anchored.

Being an anchor is not just a matter of sitting in front of a camera and looking pretty.

Being an anchor is not just a matter of sitting in front of a camera and looking pretty.

The wind wakes me at 1:30 this morning and I go to see if the boat is OK. Pitch dark, I stagger down to the sea but see no boat.  Panicked I rush up and down whereupon I come across a fisherman, several of whom spend the hot summer nights gently fishing and drinking on the beaches. I try to explain that my boat is lost but I don’t think he knew where he was let alone my boat. Finally I find her crashing up and down on a beach looking very pleased for herself but no harm done. I drag  the boat up to safety and go back to bed. Good adventure. I go back early this morning and all is well.

CBS news anchor Dan Rather has interviewed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. When asked what it was like to talk to a crazy man, Saddam said, 'It's not so bad.'

CBS news anchor Dan Rather has interviewed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. When asked what it was like to talk to a crazy man, Saddam said, ‘It’s not so bad.’

I take a look at the anchoring site and the chain had wound itself around the rock such that the rope was rubbing against the very abrasive coral. Snap.

boat, anchor, fisherman, typhoon

You can never relax when around boats

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