A Cover Up

Hooray! I have a beautiful new cover for the boat. It is a thing of beauty and therefore a joy forever.

Not a drop of water can get in the boat now!

The cover was hand made by yet another Okinawan boating personality, the charming Mitsuda san.

He is a craftsman

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.

     A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.

The cover has many little design details that come from Mitsuda san’s rich creativity.

You will have to click on this photo to see the little envelope of canvas that he has sewn in to protect the clasp on the tape that pulls the cover forward.

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 !

Kiyuna san comes by to stamp his seal of approval
He then thunders off on his Harley to rescue boats in distress.

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.

Wonderful people!
I can’t wait to see what emerges !
Winter-coming-on sunset tonight

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7 Responses to A Cover Up

  1. calderi says:

    The cover looks superb, maybe British owners could import one, especially when our “MGBGA” government sorts out these wonderful trade deals they say they will do.

  2. Rachel Claus says:

    I love how you share your happiness!! Thank YOU!

  3. Alan says:

    Looks just the thing you need and now we just need a quick bit of heavy rain and decent wind to test it. Sadly, the near future weather forecasts show only pretty pleasant weather for the next ten days. Still, I’m sure the test will come and I’m eager to know the result.

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