Gimme Shelter

Another typhoon passes by. Luckily the worst and it seems to be bad, goes well North of Okinawa.

Looks like hard times for Kyushu

Notwithstanding, there is a lot of wind and rain.

Boat, well trussed up, waits for the worst.
The morning after

Lots of birds shelter from the wind.

Juvenile Blue Rock Thrush
Pacific Golden Plover
Grey Tailed Tatler. Miles away and through a fence. Well done D500
Another Plover
Sorry, same birds again. Kentish Plover

Tim and Mary are leaving and return to London at the end of the month. Boo hoo! A party is thrown in their honour. It is great to see lots of old OIST buddies again. There is a 15ish piece brass dance band from the University of the Ryukyus. They are called Mojo and are fantastic but very, very loud. I have become increasingly uncomfortable in places with high volume noise, I mean music. It reminds me of the trenches.

I am given another beautiful bunch of grapes from Imari. These are called Kyohou. Thank you

Okinawa never ceases to surprise! To celebrate Arisa’s birthday, we go to a discrete French restaurant lost in a maze of tiny streets in Ginowan. I have never heard of this place.,127.7740442,1429m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x34e512dab78cf0dd:0x9ea4f5260552b726!8m2!3d26.2897569!4d127.7762284

We have a wonderful meal!

Mousse de volaille, terrine de campagne, jambon cru, brandade and home baked bread. Yum
Steak Frites with a very good bottle of Bordeaux!

So unexpected. We have the best time!

Buying octopus is a lottery. You go to the fish market but there are none to be had.,127.6780316,1428m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x34e56a2ad8b579c7:0x5f5e66c400a87fa1!8m2!3d26.229966!4d127.6806238

Then you go back a few days later and there are lots. I have not been able to establish a pattern.


I always feel so much better when there is a huge octopus in the freezer!

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2 Responses to Gimme Shelter

  1. Mike Taylor says:

    I used to love octopus, then I saw My Octopus Teacher and had second thoughts.

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