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.


Salute.

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.

Salute.

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.

Salute.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Alishan went on the Move for a Haul Out.


Alishan went On the Move.
Ehhhh....???

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?

Salute.

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).


Salute

Thursday, November 20, 2014

An other Perfect Autumn Sunset Sail.


Isn't this Magic Autumn Sailing...


Cheers!!


Tako-yaki.
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.

Salute.