Monday, February 28, 2011

Made a Small Move

Yes, a 0.3 mile Move.
Alishan is now in our old corner of the harbor.
One of the boats got sold and the manager agreed with us that we should take that possy.
And it's good as we now have a H2O and decent AC connection. Things that make life easy, neh.

Well, what else?
The weather has improved somewhat, mind you we are now heading for more rainy days.
But we have had some really nice sunny days, see how Nori and Wakame appreciate the rising temps.

More and more blossoms are sprouting and birds are making Moves as well.
Moves as well?
Bad news arrived and we have to fly to Holland this month to see Mum. Jaap is going first and when he's back, Marijke will go. Taking turns solves the cat "problem".

Our friends Jon and Pam of sy Tweed will Move this week into the Inland Sea and sy Sea Rover has already Moved towards Okinawa. Pfff, we will be lonely with no more overseas cruisers around us.

Last week we went for a short drive in the country and stopped at one of the zillion temples. This one has a nice front.

That's all for now,

Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Perfect Birthday Cake

Look at this:

Natto = fermented soja beans
Ika sashimi = raw squid
Tamago = a raw egg
Yama Imo = grated mountain potato
Maguro sashimi = raw tuna
Nori = dried seaweed

Mix it all and ENJOY!

Indeed this was definite The Best Birthday Cake I ever had.
And, there was one more BD cake as we also celebrated
Paparien's 80th birthday!!

Thank you Shibaraku, we had a great evening.

Here, with Jon, Paparien and Pam.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Winter is still Kicking

Beside a very comfy home, ALISHAN has not much been used for On the Move the last 4 months. And it doesn’t look like she will make a move soon.
Yes, it’s already mid February and …No, not too much is happening.
Hmm, is that true?

Of course things are happening in our lives and around us, neh.

A few nasty cold days with 30-40 knots of wind and snow made it clear that spring aint here yet. But as mentioned in our previous blog: It can’t be far away now.
Like us, Nori and Wakame are enjoying the odd day with sunshine.
Take today: 95% blue sky and zero wind. It must be super on the mountains out there with skies tied to your feet.
Ahwell, maybe next winter if our bank balance can handle it…..
Marijke was able to buy a new camera, (Nikon D 90) so a warning goes out to all of you: More Great Pictures are on the way. BTW, here we like to thank all of you for your kind words we always get when a new HP update has been published. It’s fun to travel, little fun to write about it, but SUPER fun to get your replies.

Mean while , Jaap is doing the odd ABC class and getting involved with boating and boat license study;-)

Sadly enough, the other day we had to drive to Nagasaki to say goodbye to our friend Takagi (see also HP Q3 2010). A warm feeling came over us when we met Mum and the kids Sawamura .
Salute our friend.

Takagi with Mum and Marijke, 9- 2010