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.


Thursday, November 13, 2014

i GOOD JOG-ed the 2014 Fukuoka Marathon.

50.000 people wanted to join the first

Fukuoka GOOD JOG Marathon held in November 2014.

Only 10.000 got a starting-ticked. 

I was lucky.

A BIG Thank You to

the organizers, runners, sponsors, supporters

 and the Wonderful Volunteers.

It was SUPER.

Some pictures: 

Running friend Riki is volunteering at " the head-office".

My "home-town": Meinohama fisherman's families are supporting 

left and right. Eji and Etsuko san ( "our" SUMIE maru) with their 

grandchildren  (left).

Oki Arrigatto! 

Marina Animal Clinic staff.

(Nori and Wakame's care-givers).

Yachting friend Mena (r) and neighbor.

Total Towel Service at the goal by Noriko.

Happy Times: 4 h 41 minutes.

( exactly the same score @ 2014 Ibusuki Marathon).

And 2 videos, of course taken with my GoPro.

They are good action cameras, but even so, 

with running there is some "shaking".

Dear Mr Google who works at YouTube was so kind to 

remove those last shakes.

This is part 1: from the start in Tenjin to about 17K

Part 2 is from 26K to the finish at Shima, Itoshima

The bit in the middle?....oops, flat camera battery...

All in All, an Amazing GOOD JOG.

Hope to run you next year.


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 ...
... with shitty-windy-wet stuff predicted within 48 hours,
 so we decided to hit the road ... trail the 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.