The suffix -ness denotes the quality or state of something, for example happiness. Well today I am in Skegness. As I mentioned in a previous post, the skag, or more commonly skeg, on Kanusha was much corroded. I took it to a local metal yard place and asked if they could make me a new one in stainless steel, Well actually the delightful Haruna san did most of the talking. “No problem!” cry the happy metal workers. Anyway we go back today to pick it up.
I deeply regret not taking a photo of the exterior of the shop. It is total chaos. The ground is strewn with every sort of metal thing you can imagine. There is no order, no pattern. Inside it is worse.
They have done a wonderful job and I treasure my new skeg.
As we talk on things metalwork, it turns out that they do a lot of work for OIST. In fact the guy who made my skeg is going to the Maldives next week to install an array of wave turbines with Shintake sensei.
I am so pleased that such an apparent shambles is contributing to the forefront of sustainable energy research. It makes my skeg even more special.