Monthly Archives: March 2015

Spirituality Can Release Blocks

I spend a soft, warm, windy Sunday adding final touches to the boat. Okinawa is delightful at this time of year. There is warm wind, spirited sea, brilliant colors, first butterflies and it is Sunday. I go to watch Kingfishers. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Yay!

So there is little content to this entry other than to say  – Yay! The boat is essentially all varnished and oiled. Today I strung together the rather complex main sheet set up.   I am very pleased with my … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Glory

So, we have a big week of changing Japan’s er, like science communication. But the real stuff was at the weekend. I play with my boat. All you pretty women stand in line, because this weekend I am working on the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

The Death of Pompey

I remember being told a joke by an elderly South African gentleman. Two old guys are swapping tales. One says “Lets make up stories that hide the name of a book and the other one has to guess the title.” “Here … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

TV 175

Here is  a list of all British ships that visited Okinawa between 1613 and 1900. I am indebted to my very learned friend Michael Nabholz for compiling this list. There is endless fun to be had looking up these ships on … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Marine Quarterly Redux

One is pleased to be published in the Marine Quarterly. Notwithstanding, one is confused that the article is so short. Why is my photo not on the front cover?

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Oil and Varnish

Those conversant with the ways of boats will acknowledge that only a part of the pleasure actually comes from sailing them. The major enjoyment comes from preening the boat. I spend most of my weekend sanding, oiling and varnishing  the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment