Serious typhoon coming over the island tomorrow and Tuesday.
What better time to have fun.
Kikuta san has added new pieces to his exhibition. Off we go to examine.
I am very tempted to buy this. When young in Scotland we fished for eels and my elder brothers would tell me ghastly tales of eels never letting go once they had bitten you. Certainly once caught, they refused to die and decapitated heads would still try to bite you. Double click on the photo and you will see that these eels have a truly malicious view on life. The eels he used to paint the piece were 2.5 meters long!
We then all go back to the boat for a fun lunch. Dockyard friends join us and we have a wonderful time.
At times there are 6 of us and a dog. I am the only non Japanese. This does not matter, I understand little but bathe in companionship. In fact I love it. I had always felt an obligation to contribute, to promote, to catalyse conversation. Now, I can sit quietly and grin. So relaxing.
The marina is buzzing with people putting on extra mooring lines, taking down sails. and generally lashing down anything that can move.
We eat and converse.
A wonderful afternoon but around 3:00, the heat finally wears us down. We go our separate ways. Such enjoyment with no alcohol. Strange.
I lie down until 6:00 and then return to rig the cover in preparation for the typhoon.
Before getting to the cover, I double all the mooring lines.
This is going to be the real test. Will the cover be able to withstand the rigors or will she buckle and fill with water? I spend a lot of time making the cover as taught as possible and install the camera tripod as a boom crutch.
So, this is the great reckoning for my cover. Can she withstand the evil typhoon? Do not miss the next thrilling episode.