Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Eboshi Jima, bird-watching trips with Fu Kyo

The day started pretty well with this sunrise over Hakata Bay.

Marijke and her bird-watching friends chartered Fu Kyo 
to go check out Eboshi Jima.
An island half way Hakata Bay and Iki Shime.
Known for nesting place for some very small cute sea birds.
For details, please take a look at Marijke's blog:

Also on board was the TV camera man for BS Asahi.
Yes we will be (again) on AIR.
21 April 2015 BS Asahi, 19:00--21:00, All Japan.
The program, a documentary,  is about:
 Alishan, Fu Kyo, Meinohama, the fishmarket etc, 
Nori and Wakame and maybe us.

Eboshi Jima in the Sun.
An amazing shaped island: just wondering how it was "born".

A few days later, a second group of keen birders enjoyed a comforatble cruise to Eboshi Jima.
And all and every body was so pleased 
as we spotted many many birds...
One of them came even very close..

How close?

How about?

 A hitch hiking night heron.


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

From Karatsu to Sasebo on the Run: 65K

We did it Again.
Did What?

A midnight + morning run just to get some decent food.

Yes amazing yummy Sasebo Oysters.

The run started just before midnight 
at Karatsu JR station.
Our goal: Tawaragaura Bay, just outside Sasebo City.
This was the second year to do this run,
and yes it's Good Fun.

Pictures tell the story.
What's not shown is the OF COURSE 
soak in the hot-spring at the end of the day.

  Our Team.

Early morning saw minus 5C...resulting in white fields ....brrr..keep on moving was the rule.

...back in the city after a night run @ the whop-whops....

....sort of hungry after the first 7 hours...

Breakfast at one of the Oh-so-Benry Family Restaurants

Some of our smarter running friends had come by bus to Sasebo and joined us for a welcome run.

...Thanx for the Fun...
Run you next year!


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Meinohama Harbor.

Google Earth was so kind to do a fly-by over our location.

Showing Fu Kyo the Cat 
and if you look well you can see
Nori & Wakame,
Esther the Car
and maybe us.