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Sunshine Superman

Something I have neglected, as of late, is Okinawan sunsets. July is the greatest season but the sun sets far too far in the West from where I now live, necessitating a longish walk or bike trip to take photos. … Continue reading

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A Cover Up

Hooray! I have a beautiful new cover for the boat. It is a thing of beauty and therefore a joy forever. The cover was hand made by yet another Okinawan boating personality, the charming Mitsuda san. The cover is very … Continue reading

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Shuri Jo

This blog is a record of my time in Okinawa. Last night Shuri Jo burned down to the ground. This is the most awful thing. I have to mention it. http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201910310046.html?fbclid=IwAR1tJ5oFhMtbiO4N-wwLbfH9irZtLDo5QrKhaq50CpXRJyc28CstpaqeB1A http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201910310034.html https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/10/31/national/shuri-castle-fire/#.XbuxBkUzYUF Okinawa is a small island. Shuri Jo … Continue reading

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Zamami Fun

Jeremy and I head off to Zamami Jima for a few days of fun. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Zamami,+Shimajiri+District,+Okinawa/@26.1978192,127.2473818,22282m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x34faacb90bb22d49:0x681887c9961eb8b9!8m2!3d26.2286041!4d127.3032561 It is a 50 km sail across the wild and wistful ocean and the Norfolk Gypsy has been trembling with anticipation since I mentioned the … Continue reading

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Sailing Stupidity

Off we go! It is early in the morning and our destination is Nagannu island. Everything goes perfectly as we dip our way across the East China Sea to an uninhabited sub tropical island. What could be better? It is … Continue reading

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Japan

Japan was hit by a ferocious typhoon, many died and there was vast damage. My very sincere best wishes go to all who suffered. The rugby match between Japan and Scotland was threatened with cancellation. I knew it would be … Continue reading

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Japan Pension Service

I mentioned in a previous post that I had received a notification from the Japan Pension Service that I was going to get a state pension. It has been a complex business but is now sorted out. Here is a … Continue reading

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