Monthly Archives: June 2021

Only One!

Boating fun has been eliminated over the the last 3 weeks because my starter motor busted again. However great glee as Kiyuna san has fixed it. In fact he has installed a new one. The weather has been dreadful anyway … Continue reading

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The Thinking Sailor’s Sea Journal

During my self isolation in Tokyo in January, I scribbled, well on a computer, a brief history of the restoration of my Norfolk Gypsy. You can follow the whole story in detail on this blog starting around here.https://thequietripple.com/2018/01/09/then-the-tuckets-then-the-trumpets-then-the-cannon-and-she-comes/ The Marine … Continue reading

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Pitter, Patter.

It is the rainy season and suitably it has been raining all day. Nothing dramatic but steady rain. I set off to renew the contract for my little rental car. Everything goes bananas! Huge thunderstorm and unimaginably hard rain. The … Continue reading

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Hooray

I got my second shot this afternoon and am now fully vaccinated. Thank you Japan. The procedure was identical to my first jab. https://thequietripple.com/2021/05/22/ouch-3/ I will not go through it again. Click on the link above. Very calm, very efficient. … Continue reading

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Donegal Pays Tribute to Shuri Jo

Probably the worst thing that happened during my ongoing idyll in Okinawa, was the fire that destroyed Shuri Jo. https://thequietripple.com/2019/11/01/shuri-jo/ The palace is now being rebuilt and one fund raising project is placing containers outside supermarkets into which you can … Continue reading

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Slow

Okinawa is in a state of emergency until 21 June. There are more cases now than ever before. Stay at home, restricted social gatherings, no visits to other islands, restaurants close at 8:00 etc. Life is very slow. I woke … Continue reading

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