Sunday, August 23, 2015

Fu Kyo Sails No More Sunsets.

Sad News.

Fu Kyo is awaiting an other future.

Right now (August 2015) she is on the hardstand getting some TLC and then awaiting a new owner.

We would like to thank YOU ALL for 
the wonderful Sunset Sails and loads of laughter.

Over the last 3 years we have welcomed 
many people on board.
I think for at least 95% of YOU it was
 the first experience to go sailing.
And for an amazing 90 % of YOU, it was 
the first time to see Fukuoka City from the Sea.

Proof of the Many Happy Moments
 had on board of Fu Kyo. 


Sunday, August 16, 2015

So, so much Maassluis.


Some things are taking a different course.
Soon you can see and read about it here.
Part of  this " going about" were a few trips to
And while flying back and forth, 
a short stop in Maassluis was added.
Thanx Sjaak for the logistic and wonderful day.


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Moments in May 2015

Moments in May

Mamarin truns 81.
This year it's 26 years ago we first arrived here in Meinohama, Fukuoka. So yes, we have been family members to Paparin and Mamarin for over a quarter century.

Nippon Maru came to Town.

Oh other Friday fridge full of fresh fish, 
so it's sashimi time!

Some TV screen shots of the program NANSHOUTO? 
by Hakata Hanamaru,
featuring the floats Alishan & Fu Kyo and yours.

We watched the TV program at Shigeko's house.

And then, a few days later....

Nephew Tommy the Sailor and gf Serena payed us a visit.
First thing we did?
Have a small sushi lunch of course....

Playing the tourist guides at temples and up mountains.

With Miyoko on the sofa @ Alishan.

  Thanks for visiting us Serena and Tom.
We had a good time with you and it was a pleasure to get to know you (again).

New House Old Traditions.

Lunch time break during the building of Ryohei's house 
(son of Miyoko and Kunitoshi of Sumie Maru)

Fight On
as they say it here in Japan.
When stuck between concrete and tar-seal: Just Bloom...

Somehow...this dutch newspaper landed on the for-deck of Alishan.
Reading it we remembered it was and still is our least favorite piece of print....
and we realize again why we don't want to go back to live in Holland.

Atagohama scenes at yet an other a sunset.
Happy to live in Fukuoka!

OUR beach at a 2 minute walk.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Hiking Kurodake in Kuju Land

One late Monday night in April saw us 
on board of Esther the Car zooefing towards Kuju Land. 
Just before midnight we arrived at the car park near Mt Kuro 
where we slept a good sleep till 6 AM.

While Marijke stayed "down stairs" to look for birds...
i went up the mountain.
It's a reasonable loop trail, a bit tough 
mostly due to the sharp edged stones.
(on  return to Esther the Car..i discovered my hardly used trail shoes were almost ruined).

Mt Taisen on the other side.

It's a pretty place to visit in Spring.

This cave is keeping All Year Around Snow and Ice.

Near the base of Mt Kuro, 
there is a water point with real sparkling H2O.
After a 6+ hour trail, that water taste so bubbly!


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

TNC Nanshouto? on board of Fu Kyo the Cat.

These are well-known Fukuoka Funny Faces.

They came for a sail on board of Fu Kyo the Cat.
Together with a load full of camera and sound people.

On Air.
Friday 8 May at 19:00
TNC, channel 8


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The WHY to Hawaii: Hilo Marathon 2015.

The Why! Hawaii...
 Loads of Aloha Fun to Run.

Hilo Marathon is known for:
Amazing scenic sights,
few runners (about 250 running the full marathon),
early morning start (just before sunrise),
cheerful aid-stations' staff and other volunteers,
pleasant tropical temperature,
 happy memories.

First part of the run was along the coast through more or less "rain forest".

Wow, if these guys don't make you happy at 15K point....?
btw....see the life jacket?

Here below some scenic shots.

....look Noriko...surfers out there!

What a magic place to run.

Funny faces keep on cheering us.
Even after 4 hours "on the water-job".

...a few more meters....
ehh, yards as they say in the US of A.

Not a record time, but a very very enjoyable marathon.
And the crowd (?) is still cheering.
Thank You!! does that beer taste Noriko san?

Definite a Marathon Remember.
And if time and $$ (airfare) allows Repeat.