One meets interesting people when you have plans for a sea voyage. There is Linding from Taiwan. Nice guy, he purchased a boat off of eBay. He has no sailing experience other than what he has picked up the last few months of practicing on his boat. He plans on sailing to Taiwan/ Japan, with his wife, also new to sailing. They are leaving in June for Mexico. There is a high chance we will meet them out there since we are going the same route about the same time to Japan/Tawain. That should be fun. I met him at the Blue Pelican, and great place for parts and connections. He brought on a big discussion about should he attempt the sail from S.F. to Tawain with zero sailing background or training.
Ishiro-san is from Japan. I had heard about him from a neighbor I came across at the boat show. He has sailed from Japan to the States. Also from the States to Japan. He has experience. He has sailed almost the same route we plan on taking. Ishiro-san came to the Zenboat at the boat show to visit Yoh -Sensei. I missed meeting him do to some person talking my ear off below deck, while he was there. Linding had met him at him his marina and made the arrangements for me to meet him. I had heard form Yoh Sensei this person had a very spiritual “nature”. I was interesting chatting with him a bit.
The three of us met on Ishiro-san’s boat. We shared a bottle of wine I brought and chatted. Ishiro -san gave us the run down on a couple of places/countries where there have been reports of problems as far as cruisers getting things stolen. Also some other misc route tips. It was a nice gathering to chat about the passage. Which now is almost around the corner…Yosh!