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Gunwale

I spring from bed as dawn, er, you know. I love to have a project. I love to have a project with a whole Sunday stretching ahead without interruption. I love to have a project on a sub-tropical beach where … Continue reading

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There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe

These people live in a boat. What is remarkable is that the boat, or more accurately ship, is on top of a hill. How did it get there?

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There Will Be Blood

Off I go again and this time I turn on the fuel. Sure enough after some coaxing the Black Knight starts. However it is no good, there is no real power and he suddenly stops just as before. Mene mene … Continue reading

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Put a Tiger in Your Tank

My cousins ran a petrol station in Scotland. It was an Esso station. I around 1962 I think Esso┬ástarted an advertizing campaign based around the slogan “Put a Tiger in Your Tank.” This struck my imagination very hard or like … Continue reading

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Time Spent in Reconnoitering is Seldom Wasted

Thus spoke the noble H.W.Tilman. I spend the weekend reconnoitering my recently acquired boat. Luckily it was a weekend of wonderful weather and messing around on boats in the warm East China Sea is recommended. ┬áSeveral issues have to be … Continue reading

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A Boat of My Own

Real pleasure comes from pain. There is no joy without misery. Drink Chateau Lafitte everyday and it becomes mundane, er, so they say. It is the ebb and flow of life that generates satisfaction. After Aughrim’s great disaster when your … Continue reading

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Many a SlipTwixt Cup and Lip

So, I was keeping this secret from you but I am buying a boat. I found it on the amazing Okinawa Yard Sale site. http://www.okinawayardsales.com/ Perfect boat for me, 14 ft, light enough to pull up onto the beach in … Continue reading

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