Monthly Archives: July 2018

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. I 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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Quite a Long Time

One of the first things I did when I came to Okinawa, now seven and a half years ago, was to go to the dentist. This is post number 3. https://quietripple.wordpress.com/2011/01/31/gaaargh/ Since then I have had a lot of tooth … Continue reading

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Bondage

The boatyard talks of little else than the progress of Typhoon Maria. She is a category 4 typhoon, this means big boy stuff.   It looked as if she would come right over Okinawa, but as of this morning she has … Continue reading

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Turn Your Face to the Sun

So tropical storm Prapiroon comes barreling through. The worst was during the night and it actually felt more like a real typhoon than a measly tropical storm – lots of wind, lots of rain. As you know, the boat is … Continue reading

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