April 23, 2021, Posted by : James

Stuck in Okinawa

It's strange how life turns out. I bought a sailboat last year with the full intention of enjoying life in the Caribbean, waking up with the sun and going to bed at 10pm, or sailor's midnight as they say. I bought a boat to get away from civilization, and away from Japan. To live deep and suck the marrow out of life.

Somehow, i've instead ended up back in Japan. Eating octopus ...


Going, going, back, back, to Tokyo

December 14, 2020, Posted by : James

The world is still closed due to Covid, but wanderlust cannot be contained, only mildly-inconvenienced.

Since the USA isn't issuing visas, and visas are required for foreigners (like my girlfriend) entering and departing from the States via personal watercraft, I sailed the boat back from the Bahamas to Florida alone, and down the ICW a little bit to get it hauled out in ...


COVID-19 Abroad

July 29, 2020, Posted by : James

Grand Bahama Yacht Club

It's not easy being American these days. We spent a couple months in the Bahamas, sipping drinks with little umbrellas in them, and swimming around West End and Lucaya.

It was great at first, spending our time in the sun, swimming and fishing, but it quickly turned into a huge pain in the ass as soon as the Americans back home stopped wearing ...


Bahamas Bound

March 15, 2020, Posted by : James

It's been a while since I updated this blog. I've been getting used to my new boat, and trying to figure out how to sail it.

A couple days ago, i made the voyage across the gulf stream to the Bahamas. We left from West Palm Beach, Florida and headed over to West End, on our way to the Abacos, which were destroyed by the hurricane a while back and still haven't fully recovered. ...


Boat time

December 08, 2019, Posted by : James

After 9 years living in Tokyo, i've decided to move on to the next phase of my life. The decision was between settling down in one place and buying a house or condo, or sticking with my traveling philosophy and buying a boat.

The boat idea won.

Last week I bought a very used Beneteau 390 Oceanis in Florida, and the new plan is to fix it up a bit and sail around the Bahamas ...


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