Monthly Archives: May 2019

The Graduate

Today was the second Graduation Ceremony at OIST. Such fun! This blog is archival so do not feel obliged to read it. I wish I had taken more photos. The students spent 5 years with us. They got married, they … Continue reading

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Ponderosa

I set off in the truck with two goals, visit Lassen Volcanic Park and fight my way along the Ponderosa Way, renowned 4 wheel drive trail. I achieve neither. These places are in Northern California. The weather turns bad with … Continue reading

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Les Compagnons du Beaujolais.

The Web Conference is in San Francisco bringing together a lot of pioneers. It is almost tear jerking to meet many people from the good old days. That evening I am inducted as a Compagnon du Beaujolais. https://www.compagnons-du-beaujolais.com Hilarious evening … Continue reading

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Bay to Breakers

This is initially a serious race that slowly degenerates into a procession of colorful folks prancing around having drink taken. It goes from the Ferry Building – Bay- to Ocean Beach – Breakers. The race passes right in front of … Continue reading

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Bits and Pieces

A few details that have been overlooked due to the blazing light of the first sail. The water pump in the galley had died after years of rubber withering heat and humility. It is a Whale pump, made in Northern … Continue reading

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The Full Monty

So, I started to restore a Norfolk Gypsy, which was more or less a wreck, just over a year ago. It has been a wonderful project during which I have been much helped by many kind and skilled people. Today … Continue reading

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Under Way

Harry comes down. It is Saturday, but apart from that it is a very un Okinawan day. It is spitting with rain, very grey, with high wind and an inexplicably broken sea. We take the boat out anyway as I … Continue reading

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