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Things I Am Bad At

One of the many things that I am bad at is sticking letters onto the side of  a boat. I have finally removed the American from Dileas’ flank and now have to stick on the letters that spell Dileas. This … Continue reading

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Hiroshi Helps

So, the rains have gone. There is now unremitting sunshine and heat until the middle of November. Hooray! Now is the time and now is the hour for Dileas to breast the waves. I have been in negotiation with the … Continue reading

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He Who Pays the Piper

Incredible though it may seem, people give me money to pay the flute. Japan is a very strange country. Yesterday we played at a shopping mall. Anyway there is something very different  having used bills shoved in your hands to … Continue reading

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Louis Pasteur

The best cure for rabies is to buy a truck. I remember seeing this in a TV program in the 1960s about Louis Pasteur. Lo it is true as I took delivery of my Daihatsu HiJet this morning and I have … Continue reading

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Rabies

Rabies is endemic in the Calder family. In my case, it recurs every 2 or 3 years and I have to chain myself to the radiator until it passes. I have it now and do not feel well. However I … Continue reading

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Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.

There is a cuddly sort of typhoon passing North of Okinawa at the moment. Nothing too dramatic but enough to cause choppiness in the waters of the lagoon. My boat frets at anchor. However, I worry not as she is well … Continue reading

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Stairway to Heaven

When I bought the boat ladder, I knew it would not work but whether or not it worked was more or less irrelevant. The fun was trying to make it work, ergo messing around with boats. The first thing I … Continue reading

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