Monthly Archives: August 2021

Riesling

We sail off in the early evening to dine on the boat. We are Arisa san , Alisa san, Harry san and me. It is a glorious evening and the heat of the day has faded. We go on a … Continue reading

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Breezy

I spend the day on the boat. There is a determined breeze, which, once you get used to it, makes sailing the best fun. Initially it is scary. The Norfolk Gypsy is a strong boat and likes a bit of … Continue reading

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See How the Mainsail Sets

Harry and I set off at about 6:00 pm. I raise sail in the Marina basin. It is not good. I cannot get the the mainsail taught and there is an ugly crease across it. No amount of tugging on … Continue reading

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Scarf

Down at the Marina I bump into Kiyuna san. He is excited and invites to his boat for coffee. With much ceremony, he presents me with a prayer scarf that he has made for me. As I understand, he has … Continue reading

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Hit the Beach

I mention to Kikura san and Daiki san that I would like to go snorkeling before the night tour the next day. They immediately draw up a detailed schedule with bus times, ferry times and hints. They send me to … Continue reading

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Southbound

Off to the magic isles of Ishigaki and Iriomote to look for birdies. In fact Ishigaki is just a stop over, it has an airport, Iriomote does not. All the action takes place on Iriomote. I have free morning on … Continue reading

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Hamburger

I come from the U.K. where Hamburgers are maligned Today we go for lunch in a new hotel overlooking the ocean . My companion orders Hamburger. I order fish because I am on a stupid diet. I really wanted to … Continue reading

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