A Cover Up

Yesterday was the best day ever but today was even better. November in Okinawa is blissful.

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7:00 am Sunday 13 November 2016

I remember that I still have the cover for the late and much lamented Dileas. As I survey my early morning flowers, I wonder if it might fit the Scaffie.

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My plumeria has done really well.

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The middle bit

Anyway I haul it out and stretch it over the Scaffie. It fits, more or less

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24 C. Excellent North East breeze, calm indigo sea. no rudder.

I rig a long pole supported by plant pots judicially placed inside the Scaffie. This creates a tent effect, hopefully forcing rainwater to run off rather than pooling depressingly in the the concave cover.

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Judicious

I stretch the cover as well as I can, trimming the rope with an I:XL knife I bought in Tarbert decades ago.

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All that glistens is not gold.

During the manoeuvres, I called upon an aged neighbor to lend a hand. He is older than me by at least a decade but has the Okinawan sparkle in his eye. He takes me to his house to show me his crab trap. The concept is the same a  lobster pot. The hapless crab is lured into the trap by delicious bait, in this case chicken, but cannot get out again. Greed. I go on about creels in Scotland and he looks delighted. Try miming a lobster pot. He helps me with my boat and I help him position the trap in the low water just in front of my house.

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I am sure that it will be full of crabs tomorrow. Tomorrow I work so will not see. Time I stopped working.

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Covered Scaffie

I think this will work unless high winds get under the cover, by way of the openings at the stern, and rip it up.

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What does this look like?

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Pacific Golden Plovers just in front of the house.

Bad week but amazing day.

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2 Responses to A Cover Up

  1. calderi says:

    I believe that the “Bowie” knife found on his body after the Alamo had “IXL” stamped on the blade.

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