Monthly Archives: November 2019

Lumps of Wood

At 9:00 this morning, my doorbell rings. I open the door to find a grinning gentleman of about 60 standing there. We exchange ohayo gozaimasu and he then hands me a beautifully wrapped gift. Luckily I did not refuse, thinking … Continue reading

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I Love November

November in Okinawa is warm, sunny and cooler. I think after nearly a decade of living here that October and November are the best months. The sunsets are more muted but, on the other hand, photographable from my balcony. More … Continue reading

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Sunshine Superman

Something I have neglected, as of late, is Okinawan sunsets. July is the greatest season but the sun sets far too far in the West from where I now live, necessitating a longish walk or bike trip to take photos. … Continue reading

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A Cover Up

Hooray! I have a beautiful new cover for the boat. It is a thing of beauty and therefore a joy forever. The cover was hand made by yet another Okinawan boating personality, the charming Mitsuda san. The cover is very … Continue reading

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Shuri Jo

This blog is a record of my time in Okinawa. Last night Shuri Jo burned down to the ground. This is the most awful thing. I have to mention it. http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201910310046.html?fbclid=IwAR1tJ5oFhMtbiO4N-wwLbfH9irZtLDo5QrKhaq50CpXRJyc28CstpaqeB1A http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201910310034.html https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/10/31/national/shuri-castle-fire/#.XbuxBkUzYUF Okinawa is a small island. Shuri Jo … Continue reading

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