Monthly Archives: April 2014

Stirrings

The island is definitely stirring. Summer is coming and with that loads of tourists. In fact this is the start of Golden Week when Japan takes off. The hotels are sprucing themselves up. ¬†One near me has anchored two of … Continue reading

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It’s a hap-hap-happy day. Toodle-oodle-oodle-oodle-oodle-lay. The sun shines bright and the world’s so right.

It turns out that Okinawa is the best place in the world to buy second-hand outboard motors. I go visit my old sidekick Chinen-san, from whom I bought my first boat. He does business from a broken down hangar place … Continue reading

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Three Men in a Boat.

So the time has come. Harry, Tsumoru and I take the boat to the harbor. It is the best day, blue sky, turquoise sea, healthy wind. Truck pulls the boat and trailer supports it. We rig Dileas and everything goes … Continue reading

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Haste to the Wedding

Tommy, guitar player in the best traditional Irish music band on Okinawa, gets married. I went sulkily as I blamed the wedding for not giving me enough time to go sailing. It took me an hour and a half to … Continue reading

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That’s a Girl’s Thing

I once lost the keys for a rented Harley Davidson on top of a mountain in Colorado and was thus stranded. I phoned the man I had rented it from whose name was Tiny. ” Hey Neil, look I’m at … Continue reading

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Things Get Out of Claw

After four days of web stuff and dinners, I break away on the final evening to seek out my place of venality – a fish market .Not for me the throb of the night club nor the slurp of the … Continue reading

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Reincarnation

The conference/exhibition center where I am spending my time at the moment is in Korea and is called Corex. I wonder why? Anyway, it is well sited as just across the road there is a Buddhist temple. Today I wander … Continue reading

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