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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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Power Gives Way to Sail

Once more the languid existence of Covid 2020. There has been a very marked upsurge in the number of cases on the island. We had none for months but suddenly it is back. With this comes polite and gentle urgings … Continue reading

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Dear Diary

Life trundles on with a general aimlessness due principally to the Covid virus, which makes planning and big stuff impossible. I rather like it. I do a lot of sailing . When I am not sailing I just hang around … Continue reading

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Winds

Just a reminder that this blog is a diary. The entries have no value other than me being able to remember what I did. I have been diarying now for about 10 years and I only wish I had started … Continue reading

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This and That

Having established my credentials in Ginowan, I determine to test the reality of the bike to boat, sail, bike back home daydream. Off I go and discover that I can bike along a sort of harbor wall pathway almost all … Continue reading

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I Live in Ginowan

There is quite a lot of bureaucracy to become an official Ginowan resident and persuant to the new official address I have to change my pension, health insurance and driving license details. Off I go to the Ginowan City Hall. … Continue reading

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Foie Gras in Okinawa

To celebrate the move to Ginowan, we go for a sunset cruise followed by first dinner at the new place. Truly beautiful out at sea, no wind but we chug along serenely. We return to the new apartment for the … Continue reading

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Bouge De La

I move from Onna son to Ginowan shi. I am too old and fat to do the move myself so hire a Japanese moving company. These young men are dynamite. Shimabukuro san and Machida san are full of enthusiasm and … Continue reading

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Ready, Steady.

My time is spent preparing for the great change of life, from country boy to hard assed city lizard. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghLWjyOOLno There is so much to do. Gas, electricity, water, air conditioning, in and out, sign new lease, un-sign old lease, … Continue reading

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All I Want is a Room Somewhere

After weeks of disheartening search, suddenly I have a new apartment in Ginowan. I signed the lease. I am so pleased. It is in a very shabby building with ghastly views but it is walking distance from 3 supermarkets, a … Continue reading

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