Monthly Archives: July 2018

Elipse

There was a total elipse of the moon in the Okinawan skies between 4:00 am and 5:00 am on Saturday morning. I watched it from my balcony. Amazing, although no real hint of redness.  

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Mike Tyson

Earlier in this story I mentioned a Mike Tyson comment that everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.  My first punch in the mouth has been the center plate. First it was jammed, then there was … Continue reading

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The Galley of Lorne

I am champing at the bit. I can do very little on the boat until we get her off the high trailer.  We are almost there and today I discuss strategy with Kiyuna san. He has to; attach a ratchet … Continue reading

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Pineapples

At this time of year, Okinawa is awash with pineapples. They are small and very sweet. There are other things in season. It has been a sad day for me, but I go down to the boatyard because another typhoon … Continue reading

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Burt

I learned this morning that Burt Richter had died. It has been my great privilege that some very remarkable people have been my friends. We got on very well and I am truly saddened by his passing. Amazing man and, … Continue reading

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The Magic Roundabout

I get to the boat and to my great joy, I see that the center plate has been lifted. Lifted by what? By the cable of course; attached to the winch, attached to the rope that you use to lift … Continue reading

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Plumbing

Every time it rains: here it rains ferociously, the cockpit, the cabin, the bilges, the engine compartment, fill up with rainwater.  The boat is filled with half a ton of water. I do not know how other Norfolk Gypsy owners … Continue reading

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