Monthly Archives: July 2013

Paraphernalia

I speak at a conference which is fun as lots of old friends are here. My IPhone has no power. No problem as I scrabble in the bag I take everywhere, which is loaded with the paraphernalia of travel – … Continue reading

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Umi no Hi

Japan is a great place for National Holidays. They crop up all the time. They sneak up behind you and go “Boo!” when you least expect it.  Today is one such. It is Ocean Day. Marine Day (海の日 Umi no Hi?), also … 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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Tortuga

Very early this morning I stride forth with Satoru-san, world-famous photographer, who is staying in the house. We go to check if the boat is OK. We hit the beach. Leading from the sea to my boat are the unmistakable … Continue reading

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I Blame My Parents

My Mother always enjoyed a good cemetery. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child and visited a lot of cemeteries. I like to wander around cemeteries and wonder … Continue reading

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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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Paint

I want to paint my boat. I need yacht paint. Try miming that. Ikeda san helps me and tracks down a paint shop in Naha that has such stuff. The shop is in a lost suburb of Naha and is … Continue reading

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