Monthly Archives: April 2015

Skin Disease

I have contracted a very rare skin disease. It is called ‘Screaming Gibbon Foot.’ It originated from gibbons  in Madagascar but has been travelling across the Indian Ocean on the feet of lascars and has now arrived in Okinawa. There is no … Continue reading

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Day of Rest

I am up early and jump in the boat. Once again I put in a reef as there is a stiffish breeze. I pootle around practising various manoeuvres, principally picking up the mooring under sail. I then decide to sail … Continue reading

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Help

So,  help you out there. I need to get bigger wheels for my little trailer, like 10 or 12 inch. Trouble is the axles on the trailer have a larger diameter than any of the wheels available on Okinawa. I … Continue reading

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“The Only End of Writing is to Enable Readers to Enjoy Life or Better to Endure it.” Jimmy Johnstone ( The wee fenian animal)

Today, a new library was opened in Onna son, the village in which I live and where indeed the university is situated. There is a very charming ceremony outside the building in beautiful warm bright weather. There are finely spoken … Continue reading

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She’s Gane! She’s Gane! She’s frae us Torn, The ae Best Lady e’er was Born!

So Dileas goes to her place of final rest. She was a fine, brave, boat and, although our time together was short, we went through moments of emotional intensity that few people have the luck to share. Today the croquemorts … Continue reading

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Mrs Nagamine

Okinawan weddings are a riot! A colleague, Hidemi san becomes Mrs Nagamine and a big reception is held. The business starts at 12:30 and continues through to 4:00 and then the younger people go off to party. We have been in … Continue reading

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Dior

My intended adventure in the new boat was stymied by cold, rainy, windy, weather. However I profit from the opportunity to take the boat out of the water to repair the various blemishes she suffered when washed up on the beach. … Continue reading

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