The Kitagama kiln is I think the biggest in Okinawa. It is awe inspiring or awesome. if you prefer. https://quietripple.wordpress.com/2017/11/28/winter-in-okinawa/
Exquisite ceramics produced by craftsmen using the same techniques as their ancestors. Yes, quite, jolly good , ho hum: what really excites me about the Kitagama, in my current state of mind, is their wood yard.
They have a field full of big chunks of wood that people have donated. The wood is eventually used to fire the kiln.
Some of the big balks are ideal for supporting the boat on the low trailer.
I have 4 like the above and today they come into their own. We move the boat off the high trailer!
It has been pouring with rain and there is a strong wind.
We gently lift her off the high cradle.
So we move her out over the water and drop till she is nearly in the sea and very protected.
So this is wonderful. I can now get on with all the jobs that have been delayed for 6 weeks. Thanks everyone at the boatyard for making the boat-move so much fun.