Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Remember summer? It will come again!!

It's winter now:
Days of Sailing in Susnshine are few.

But to keep you warm and tuned:

a link to the Fukuoka Sunset Sailing videos 2014

click here:

Greetings from Hakata Wan.


Monday, January 5, 2015

Itoshima: Here we come...our yearly Kaki goya Run (2014)

December 23
is a national holiday in Japan.
That day is becoming our yearly 
Kaki goya Run Event.
(kaki=oyster, goya=hut, the place where you eat "bbq-ed" oysters.) 

As prep for the upcoming Xmas, 
End of the Year
and New Year Parties.
And of course as a SLD training for the 
Ibusuki Marathon in January.

Lucky us, as the weather was perfect that day.

Please click the video.

music: Rise & Fall by Steven Garcia @ Cafe del Mar.


Thursday, January 1, 2015

And so, the New Year has started with Happy Runs.

For Good Reasons, 
Japanese people try to visit 3 temples
 as soon as the New Year has started.
We decided to do it On-the-Run.

It's just after 5 AM, January 1st.
Our first temple is Kusuda Jinja.
This is the temple so important for Yamakasa.

The Temple Runners.

 It's not only Run and Pray.
Here we have a hot-bite in an umegai mochi.
The major temples (this is at Hakosaki) have loads of
food and drink stalls.
Yes, it's a big event this visit-3-temples-in-the-New-Year.

After our 3rd temple, it was a final 5 K stretch with horizontal snow....
brbrbr, but the hotspring is around the corner....

The next day....

Noriko and i decided to join Mr Sadaike for his amazing 
8888th run!
It's mind boggling how to keep track of so many runs.
And telling you, he runs at least 10K a day...
..that makes a total of at least twice around the world!

Congratulations Sadaike san.


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Alishan went on the Move for a Haul Out.

Alishan went On the Move.

All the way to Odo Yacht Harbor, here in Fukuoka.

Indeed she was due for a haul out.
The last time was in 2011, so Alishan was in need of:

New Bottom Paint,
New Zinc Blocks,
New PSS prop shaft seal,
Teak Deck Repairs,
and a Hull Buff.

The video shows it all:

Odo's boatyard MarineTech took care of most of it.

We only had to supply...The Funds  ;-}

The whole haul out went smoothly.
 But we (incl Nori and Wakame) are so happy it's all over again...
Happy to be back in the water.

Now, just wondering:
What will the world look like next time?


Monday, December 1, 2014

Trailing Mount Kosho, Fukuoka.

Early November is a right time to hit the mountain trails.
Nice weather, good temperature,
 awesome skies, pretty trees.

So as a final training for the Fukuoka GOOD JOG Marathon we decided to trail/hike Mt Kosho, Fukuoka.

See here (at Youtube) what my GoPro recorded.
(still a learning process, but fun indeed).


Thursday, November 20, 2014

An other Perfect Autumn Sunset Sail.

Isn't this Magic Autumn Sailing...


Fun to make.

...enough said...

Ken the Man.

Serene Sailing Hakata Bay.
(should say: drifting due to lack of wind...) 

In the distance my favorite hiking trails:
 From Mt Raizan (r) to Mt Sefurie (l).
Meet you here or there.