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Goat’s Head Soup

Sea snake soup is an ancient and much revered Okinawan dish. Arisa kindly books a table at the most prestigious sea snake restaurant in Okinawa. Very few places, I am told 5, serve sea snake. Prestigious by reputation rather than … Continue reading

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All Quiet

Not much going on in these drowsy Covid days. We are still in a state of semi emergency, meaning don’t go out unless necessary, masks , distancing etc. I have been for a couple of lunches and one very fine … Continue reading

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2 Weeks in Narita.

I am afraid that this post is once again principally about my boat cover. I know you are sick of photos of reddish canvas but it is what it is. Anyway, something else to start with. Japan has not allowed … Continue reading

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It Is What It Is

I have noticed the title expression cropping up frequently lately. I wonder where it came from. Still licking our wounds post Typhoon Maysak, Typhoon Haishen is on its way to further test our resolve. I rig the cover differently. First … Continue reading

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Oh Dear

Typhoon Maysak was pretty bad, well actually is pretty bad, as she is still blowing away as I write. However the worst is over. The storm started with a lot of rain on Monday afternoon but the real ferocity came … Continue reading

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Fiddling While Rome Burns

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 … Continue reading

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Take Cover

Ho, ho a typhoon! It was only a small one but it showed up a design weakness in my cockpit cover. The cover is attached to the boom. However the boom is only held up by the topping lift. If … Continue reading

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Honk

It has been a dour last few days. General fed upness with Covid restrictions resulting in little contact with other people, but mainly because I could not get my flute to work. As I have mentioned, the flute was overhauled … Continue reading

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The Pause

Several of my American friends have referred to the period we are living through as the Pause. I think it is an apt description. Here in Okinawa we are still asked to stay at home and refrain from traveling around … Continue reading

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Level 4

So, the virus has returned dramatically. Each day we are getting more cases than the whole months of March and April when the virus first arrived. Okinawa is now the worst affected, per capita, prefecture in Japan. Yesterday, Governor Tamaki … Continue reading

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