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,


Friday, July 25, 2014

GoPro on Board

Of course it took a few weeks of
YES-NOing and
 Yen turning. 

But since 2 weeks a homeless GoPro 3+  ended up on board of Alishan...and by times on board of Fu Kyo.

See here the first attempt.


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy moments on the road and up the hills

Indeed, indeed,
The Red Rocket was "on the out" again. 
This time with buddy paddler Akari san.
The course was set: we were gonna do a coastal circle in Itoshima, 
that favorite patch of country-site to the west of Fukuoka.

Red Rocket did a selfie.

We had often done this coastal road "on the run".
 To the top of the hill, where this picture was taken,
..is...a....pff...pfff... breath-killer.
Be it on Asics or be it on the Red Rocket. 
But for sure, it took way less time when paddling.

And here is Akari, partner in push-bike adventures.
This picture was taken at Itoshima's one and only

A Picture Stop at an inshore bay almost at the far west-end of Itoshima. 
Total Ks for the day: 60+

Akari san posing on the Musical Bridge 
 somewhere far Fukuoka East Side.
Indeed, that was during an other paddle adventure, this time we went around the east shore of Hakata Bay and including going around Shika-noshima. 
Total Ks for the day: 70+

Two Fukuoka Skyline Marks:
Seahawk Hotel and Fukuoka Tower,
as seen through the windbreaker fence at Izaki Port.

Time for Hikies.
First my favorite Mt Ihara and Mt Raizan.
At the base of these mountains is...
Soon it will be rice planting season, 
so here are the babies in the nursery.

Wow, winter has Gone!
Hey Drew san, last time we were here we had 10 cm of snow!!
At the top of Mt Ihara.

But there are more places to be hiked in Kyushu.
This map shows Mt Kuju and his siblings.

One early Magic Monday Morning it was time for Mt Mimata.

This is her smoking neighbor....of course we don't like smokers, but it's good he's there because he supplies us with the hot water at the onsen afterwards....

...just look there...

....and there was zero wind...
and there were zillion twittering birds...

The only text possible.

Partner @ hikes and runs: Noriko san.


Monday, June 23, 2014

TBS comes on board of ALISHAN and FU KYO

TBS comes on board of Alishan and Fu Kyo 
to find out what is " Amazing in Japan "

That's easy...
No it's not...
There are so many amazing places, moments, events,....
...every day...
But what i really like is being on Hakata Bay,
to see Mt Raizan in the distance and then enjoy
the Sunset over Itoshima.