Everything is Beautiful in Its Own Way.

I have been wallowing in the pleasure of attaching  final bits of trim to the boat.


Tim sensei comes down to lend a hand.

There are long strips of trim that attach to the gunwhale, bits of which have gone missing over the years.


The end of the line. Notice the elegant profile of the trim.


One lacking strip is short  – 15cm


The other lacking bit is much longer – 128 cm

What to do? I go to the little hardware, carpentry, woodworking shop hard by my house. I have written about this place before. https://quietripple.wordpress.com/2018/08/15/succulents/

I explain the dimensions, profile and length of the missing pieces to the old gentleman who gave me the succulents.We ponder strategy. We have hardly a word in any common language. It does not seem to matter that much.


He gets straight to it.


He knows what he is doing.

He explains that he cannot reproduces the exact profile of the existing trim but he can get pretty close. I will have to spend a couple of hours wielding the rasp to get it more accurate but the main job is done.


His wife with the product.

The whole thing took an hour, just a couple of hundred meters from home.  It costs 1000 yen. Every thing is easy in Okinawa.


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1 Response to Everything is Beautiful in Its Own Way.

  1. Mike Taylor says:

    Ray Stevens circa 1970. Not exactly Neil Young.

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