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Take the Plunge

I have been out on the boat a lot. Such a joy as everything is working. There are notwithstanding, as always, things that need finessing. I notice that although the motor is working fine it seems to deliver less speed … Continue reading

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The Humours of Ada

As I get out of the car at the Ada Garden Hotel, lost in the forests of Yanbaru https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ada+Garden+Hotel+Okinawa/@26.751331,128.2963788,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m9!3m8!1s0x34e4401ed330e98f:0x2c018f8bcf9fe175!5m2!4m1!1i2!8m2!3d26.751331!4d128.2985728!16s%2Fg%2F1tgrzpgq I hear someone playing Irish tunes on the fiddle! Am I hallucinating? It is the day after St Patrick’s Day. I … Continue reading

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Wonderful!

Japan’s biggest sports streaming channel is Jsports https://www.jsports.co.jp They have fantastic rugby coverage, with a round up program of the week’s activities called”Rugby Wonderful!”. This is hosted by a hilarious young woman. So different from the deadly dull, rugby pundits … Continue reading

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Dear Diary

I fill up the car. This is a rare event as it uses hardly any gas. Gas stations in Okinawa are wells of happiness. He also hangs a red thing on the wing mirror. I am not sure why. I … Continue reading

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What Next?!

Amazon is of course the best entertainment in the world. When a little bored, you think of something you would like, order it on Amazon and Shazzam! it arrives the next day er usually. I decide I want apple sauce … Continue reading

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Kicked Out

In fact the contents of this post are much less dramatic than the title. After the high octane of the unforgettable trip to Hokkaido, I return to more mundane stuff. I have mentioned Lustre before. When my apartment gets a … Continue reading

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Inns of the Sixth Happiness

Where we stayed and what we ate in Hokkaido! First place : http://mangetudou.net Deep snow, very warm due to the huge Jotul woodburner in main living area. I stagger upstairs to my room and lie on the bed. It collapses … Continue reading

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More Eagles Than Sparrows

Ochiro san and I head north for a birding adventure in Hokkaido! Two flights later we arrive at Nakashibetsu airport -deep snow and freezing cold. We are no longer in Okinawa. As we pick up a car, a policeman and … Continue reading

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Scarlet Ribbons

Hooray, the cherry blossom is out! 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 … Continue reading

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Bunnies

Yesterday was the start of the new year; the Year of the Rabbit, A very cuddly year to you all. We celebrated with an epic picnic on the boat. We pass a wonderful afternoon. Kiyuna san and his doggie Jacko … Continue reading

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