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 tough canvas and, after much discussion and several fittings with Mitsuda san, he speaks no English, it does not matter, I now have what I think is a very typhoon proof cover.
The cover has many little design details that come from Mitsuda san’s rich creativity.
The boat is delighted. She wriggles with sassy glee as she sports her new handmade coat before the neighboring boats. She is so happy. So she should be. I never spent this kind of money on clothes for myself !
Thank you Mitsuda san for doing such an outstanding job. It is true craftsmanship. He is now making me a sail cover. The boat will be the best dressed Norfolk Gypsy in the Eastern Hemisphere!
An aside. Next to my apartment building is a beautiful vegetable garden. https://thequietripple.com/2018/01/20/torpor/
November is planting time in Okinawa. I have become friends with the couple that work the land. They speak not a word of English. It does not matter.