Monthly Archives: August 2018

Fromage de Tete

Sorry for title inaccuracy, cannot find how to do accents etc. I have always loved gelatinous food. France excelled in this genre with the Fromage de Tete. My Father would eat Pigs’ Faces whenever he could. In Okinawa I can … Continue reading

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Everything is Beautiful in Its Own Way.

I have been wallowing in the pleasure of attaching  final bits of trim to the boat. There are long strips of trim that attach to the gunwhale, bits of which have gone missing over the years. What to do? I go … Continue reading

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Enough Rope To

I decide to replace all the old rigging with new rope, halyards, topping lift, sheets and that sort of thing. I go to Yomitan to buy rope. For 7 years I have made  bizarre requests in sign language  at this … Continue reading

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Fiddly Stuff

So, now I come to rigging the sails. The boat came with many lengths of rope, many blocks, many shackles and from these I have to reconstruct the set up of the sails. It is a complex job. To raise … Continue reading

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Clean Harbor

I am now at the stage of screwing on lots of bits and pieces to make the boat both pretty and sailable. It is very rewarding after months of sanding. A moment away from the boatyard. I live in village … Continue reading

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Go to Spain

It is raining very hard. After my weekly early morning root canal fun, I rush down to see if the boat is OK. I had  rigged the tarpaulin so I was not too worried but as it is also very … Continue reading

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Succulents

Just beside my apartment there is a family-run Do-It-Yourself store. It is run by an old couple and I think their daughter. I have got to know them because I pop in a lot to buy odd screws, bolts, rope … Continue reading

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