Monthly Archives: November 2015

Athwart

So, not much to say in this little text other than this has been a glorious weekend. I have spent it outside. Just wandering around but above all gently nurturing the Scaffie back to top condition. This will be a … Continue reading

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Backing Trailers

Before Ben leaves we take the Scaffie out of the water for her winter refit. She needs lots of Teak Oil, sanding, varnishing, scrubbing and general love. Don’t we all. We sail the Scaffie to the best harbor in the world, … Continue reading

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Moth and Rust Doth Corrupt

So the car goes in for its road fitness test. You will remember that this takes place every two years in Japan. The test is called the Shaken after Welsh 80’s pop star Shakin Stevens. Ben leaves – boo hoo, … Continue reading

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Most Weak Hams

Oh no ! Ben is about to leave. I take a day off and we go diving. First we go to Sunabe and generally burble about amidst the amazing soft corals as what is found there We then go for … Continue reading

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Jonah Lomu

So in honor of Jonah Lomu, Ben and I order a whole lot of food from the amazing: http://baticrom.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=20 This is Aladdin’s Cave. You can get what you want.  We want meat. Japanese food is wild but from time to time, … Continue reading

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Sun King

Ben has no mastery over the Sun. In fact I would suggest that the Sun has mastery over Ben. The last time he was here he went diving on the first day and this happened. This time around he has … Continue reading

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Lobsters Blush

Foul bottom. Well, yes, I know, but I am actually I am talking about the Scaffie. She has been in the sea since April and her bottom has attracted a lot of attention.  It is befouled with weed, slime, parasites, … Continue reading

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