Thursday, June 30, 2011

Room with a View

 It was an other day to take the Giant Rocket to the other side of the Bay.
Fu Kyo is still waiting for some repair parts  (have to come allll the way from La Douce France). Anyway, there are always small jobs to be done , even on a new boat!
And in between enjoy the Great View across the Bay.

Oops, something is rolling in..... 

Fu Kyo stands High but not Dry

Even the school bus had to make some adjustments;-)


Saturday, June 25, 2011

Along the Bay

On the Move by Asics (running shoes) and by Giant (bicycle).

Red is a HomeRun of 10K Along the Bay,  mostly using a nice running path along the beach. Only a short stretch has some road traffic, the rest is only for pedestrians.
Yellow is a Bike Run Along the Bay to where Fu Kyo the Catamaran is parked.
Go and Home is 50 K, and as you can understand, there is + ++ road traffic to navigate . But about half of the track can be peddled on sidewalks, what is completely legal here in Japan.
So, just two ways to stay fit.


Friday, June 17, 2011

All so Grey..but Wait.....

These days in the Tsuyu (rainy season) are sooo grey....Blah.
Alishan's solar panels are sleeping, sunglasses are covered in "dust" and sunscreen...oops, when was the last time we needed it?
But with all this rain, the flowers are having a good time.
See here a pix of "our" Fukuoka Castle (ruin), the pond and entrance road. With left and right yellow, blue and red flowers that make us happy.

So what do we do?
Marijke finds the odd dry moment to look for birds, does some ABC stuff and.....
Jaap helps out with the fish. 1 Day we had manymany snappers with a couple big ones sold for 7000 yen/each!  Happy fishermen!  And they need those prices as diesel goes for 92 yen/liter and 1 day out there slurps at least 300 liters.

Salute from under an umbrella;-)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

It's Wet out There

This is a weather map picture showing the Rainy Season Belt sitting across our area. It will move Up and Down and will hit us the next 6 weeks for about 3~4 days/week.
We just came home from our turn at the Meinohama Fishmarket and i can tell you it was a Wet Market.
Do we like this "tsuyu stuff"?
Hmmm, it's okay as at least it not cold. Not like how we remember those rainy days in our Holland Time.

Fukuoka is in the middle of this Rain Radar it's going to be a day for sorting out pictures, watching a movie, eat some fresh sashimi and have a snooze....After all, 4 AM is early.


Friday, June 3, 2011

Another Spin with Esther

Marijke is showing off her Nikon Skills.
As always, when you click on the pic, you'll get it in a full size page..

We stopped at a small fishing town, and see here  ....Eh??

An other very interesting temple...

The view from that temple

And somewhere else we found this white beauty, showing off her kittens..
And now, sit back and relax.....