Monthly Archives: June 2016

Buffoonery

I go for a delightful evening sail. I gently beat out to the reef and then run down into Shioya harbor.  Things start getting out of control when I go aground just beside the two big rocks that jut out … Continue reading

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And What Should They Know of England Who Only England Know?

  I awake, still stunned by the absurdity of the UK voting to leave Europe. A quick Kipling break: “WINDS of the World, give answer! They are whimpering to and fro— And what should they know of England who only … Continue reading

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Irei no Hi

It is my great honor to represent the university at the remembrance ceremony to mark the end of the Battle of Okinawa on 23 June 1945. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okinawa_Memorial_Day The Battle of Okinawa was grotesque beyond imagination. The ceremony was very moving. … Continue reading

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The Cotton is High

So, we have been through the rainy season and without a doubt the Summer has arrived. This weekend has been glorious. I spend all day paying attention to the Scaffie, who I think suspects my clumsy philandering with another boat. … Continue reading

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Arm in Arm and Row on Row, All for Atsuko’s Wedding

So Atsuko has a wedding celebration. The real deal was in Tokyo a couple of months ago. I have worked with Atsuko since I arrived at OIST and she is my heart’s delight.   Wonderful evening. Thank you Atsuko.

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Marine Quarterly in Miyako Jima

  The Summer edition of The Marine Quarterly arrives on the day I set off to Miyako Jima to look at a boat. Hooray, I can read it on the flight down and like get in the mood. So here … Continue reading

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Cerdon

Saturday morning – I tootle off to the Toya fish market. It is 10 mins from the house. The market lasts about 15 minutes. I starts at 10:00 and the auctioneer rushes around selling off the various lots to what … Continue reading

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