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.


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.


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.