Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Not a laundry Monday: Trailing from Mt Raizan to Kanayama.

I know, it should have been a Laundry Monday.

But the weather forecast was perfect for that day...
...and with shitty-windy-wet stuff predicted within 48 hours,
 we decided to hit the road ...mountains. 
Not far away, just the charms south of Fukuoka.

And indeed, it became a very enjoyable Hiking Monday.
This YouTube tells it all.

Thank you Noriko, Riki, Sachie and Kondou san.
Hope to Trail you Soon.


Monday, October 13, 2014

Vongfong comes to Alishan for a Cup of Tea.


So many times, we are asked what it is to be on board of Alishan during a typhoon.
See here some recording at our harbor during typhoon Vongfong aka # 19.
We are lucky as the center of the typhoon passes us to the East, hence we get NE and N winds, the "perfect wind direction for our location. 

Shortly after finishing the edit for this video, the real wind started. Yes when the barometer was going UP from 992 to 1010.  
Maybe we had for a while > 40 knots sustained with gusts well over that. 
Peanuts for what it was "blowing" down in southern Japan. 
But enough for us.
All is well.


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fukuoka Sunset Sailing at TripAdvisor

....and this is what some of our customers say about 
Fukuoka Sunset Sailing
at TripAdvisor.

To read, click HERE


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

a Picture Posting

These days a lot of my time is spent on board of Fu Kyo.
That's good...but i miss the mountain outings...

See here a couple of pictures taken from the GoPro videos.

An overnight-er at Odo Yacht harbor, being chartered  for the World SNIPE Masters 2014

A trip on board of Fu Kyo is becoming a top-hit for the KLM crew here in Fukuoka.
Well, we too luff it....
as we can talk 80 miles an hour in Dutch of course.

Fu Kyo's customers are enjoying a nice sea breeze, 
comfy sunshine and 
Fukuoka Sky-line. 
Spiced up with some of our Salty Sea Stories.

Yes, we have done it,
at last..
Our Selfie!


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

August Fun

Hmmm, the tittle is August Fun....
Oleh-oleh, did we have many-many rainy days this month!!
This is our 19th summer here in Fukuoka 
and can't remember we have had so much heavenly water.

But..yes, there were a few sunny days and one of them was August 7th.

Fu Kyo was jumping her lines to take us for a spin on 
Hakata Bay and see here the YouTube:

or click HERE 

Bet you like to be on board next year.


Friday, August 15, 2014

An other pretty day on and around Mt Kuju Land.

....peeppeep peeppeep....

the alarm makes oodles of noice at 02:00 and by
03:00 we are all packed-up inside Esther the Car 
and zoeffing over semi deserted roads towards Mt Kuju,
 in the heart of Kyushu.

Just after sunrise we arrive at Chojabaru and here we split-up,
.....after a chu-chu of course..... :
Marijke with her Nikon and 
me with my GoPro and Montrail shoes. 

Click on the link: A Day at Mt Kuju area

or just see it here.

And yes, it was an other Amazing Day,
only a few hours away from the boat and the sea but
 it felt like a long vacation. 
The weather wasn't super (i got rained off the mountain as can be seen in the tube) but thanks to the strong-ish wind we had plenty of clear skies as well.
 Luff the Clouds.
That day i spotted a rainbow at 5 different locations.
Who's Lucky?

Regarding the video: it turns out that transferring the 
"real" to YouTube does something to the quality. 
Still have to find out what the best settings are.


Sunday, August 3, 2014

GoPro did it again on board of Fu Kyo the Catamaran

Ahoy readers,

This is so much fun.....
...once the result (still poor) is there.

Click on the link: Party in the Sun

or just see it here:

(yep, this is what they call: a job.....)

Looking forward to welcome you on board,