Friday, February 13, 2015

Ibusuki Nanohana Marathon 2015

11 January 2015 saw me for the 5th time at the start-line of the Ibusuki Nanohana Marathon. The week before i had come down with a nasty cold, but i was keen to "run" the event.
With the help from Marijke, running friends, supporters,
 broad beans and bb-soup, sashimi, the GoPro 
and perfect weather 
i made it to the finish line.

And who says running a marathon isn't fun...?

It took some time to edit and upload the video,
but here it is:


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

She is Frozen Again.

February is known as the coldest month in the year here in Fukuoka.
This winter was more or less correct 
and after a few days of grgrrsh..tgrr*&^ weather......

She Froze Up!

The Frozen Waterfall at the Mt Homan range in Fukuoka.

The hike to the top and the Frozen Waterfall
 is becoming a yearly Mr and Mrs Kohtake's event. 
Good fun and loads of laughter.
Definite an outing that makes us survive the wintery colds.

Thank you Hide-sama and Yumi.


Monday, February 2, 2015

Fu Kyo went for her yearly Haul-Out.

Fu Kyo had to go for her yearly Haul-Out.
Hmmm, January and February aren't known for their  
warm and sunny days for cleaning and painting.
But it's the slow season with bookings.

The trailer...It's so Huge.
We can haul out between 3 hours before and after high tide.
And only if there is no swell or not too much wind from the South.
Here too...the hauling out operation will guarantee to rise my blood pressure.

Ready to start the cleaning...
Where is every body?
So funny, with Alishan..
...we hire the people to clean and paint..
But with Fu Kyo...
I "like to" do it my self...
Silly, as she is so much bigger!

 High and Dry on her purpose built trailer.
Yes day 1 was a grey one.

 A few days later:
The cleaning below the waterline is done.
Let the Painting Fun begin.

And again a few days later:
Painting Done.

Hulls cleaning: Done.

The cans of paint that gave me fumes for smiling moments (hours).
(yap remember to use 5 cans next time).

Back in Meinohama Port
Happy and Ready to Sail You.