Scarlet Ribbons

Hooray, the cherry blossom is out!

Just across the road.

I do lots of boat stuff. The pipe that runs from the cockpit sump up to pump is blocked. I have spent many frustrating hours trying to unblock it with absolutely no success. The situation is not good as when the boat cover is off, rain gathers in the cockpit and generally sloshes about. This does not feel very seamanlike, you know having water sloshing around the cockpit.

I drill a hole in the gratin

I can now use the hand pump that I carry on the boat anyway.

Works great!

Time for a food break! All from the excellent restaurant across the road.割烹+ハイウェイ/@26.289005,127.755805,3a,75y,90t/data=!3m8!1e2!3m6!1sAF1QipO7m_80hrlIdDgFu9Y6lq8iURVwU4gQTuVmQUlb!2e10!3e12!!7i1275!8i1884!4m7!3m6!1s0x34e5132df6599711:0xb46898b3678ef2d5!8m2!3d26.289005!4d127.755805!14m1!1BCgIYIQ

Tofu, pork and veg

On the theme of proximity, it has been a tough week. The incredible Lawson combini that is next to my apartment has been closed for refurbishment.,127.7550412,19z/data=!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x34e5132df6599711:0xb46898b3678ef2d5!2z5Ymy54O5IOODj-OCpOOCpuOCp-OCpA!8m2!3d26.289005!4d127.755805!3m4!1s0x34e51331fe6fb323:0x575ab70dbdf3e67a!8m2!3d26.2902121!4d127.7555557

Hooray, it reopened today. It is better than ever! You can get everything you want here 24/7. It is now brand new and shiny with lots of new stuff. It wonderful to have great restaurants and a place to get a USB cable at 3:00am, only 2 minutes walk away. I never want to live in the country again.

Thanks you Lawson

I replace the leather on the gaff jaws – traditional in the Spring. I use this activity as an excuse to buy a new battery screwdriver.

This will do the job.
I strip off the old leather.
Lots of sanding and varnish.
Soak the scarlet leather. Makes it more flexible
It does not go very well – the brass tacks keep bending
Not a great job but it will do until next Spring
There are hoppers of Tunnocks wafers in most Okinawan supermarkets. Archetypal Scottish biscuits that I have only seen in Argyll and Okinawa.
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1 Response to Scarlet Ribbons

  1. virtuallyrachelgmailcom says:

    Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!! ~Rachel

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