Friday, October 28, 2011

River on Fire

Autumn is here. Great time for shots like this.
It's 7 AM, at the Kikuchi River, about 2 hours drive south from us.  Looking at this picture we can forget it's getting cooler by the day.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

RE Migrating Birds (see Oct 14th)

Alishan on the Move got a note from our Inside Man at the US Air force Base @ Kadema, Okinawa:

You have spotted the not so rare, “Noisus trainious put-put. Its sightings are often confused with the Fuji T-7 trainer used by the Japanese Air Self Defense Force…

Thanx John! 
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BTW, how's sy Horizon doing these days?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Gokase Mountain Run

Gokase Mountain Run.....As seen from the side-line.....
What a "way to go"!!
The course is it is a long way up and a little down.
due to whatever i hadn't signed up, but a day out with friends AND on the mountain is always good.

Them ;-) and my co-side liner Aya

And ..... off they Go, only an other 19 K more

The TOP (almost)  of this ski sloop.
A friendly 4-wheel car had brought Aya and me to this Cheering and Banana Station.

Here comes a Red Shirt: Ohara sensei

Looking good (again) after the one and only Banana Station

Something Yellow down there coming this way?

And indeed...

Noriko sensei, full of spirits after a short pit-stop.

Something Blue?

Well the pants are for sure: Tomo kun still full-air for jokes with Aya

Yes man, That Way...

Hihihi, that is THE Top (almost, hihihi).

Once more , that day the weather and scenery were stunning!
 Marijke and her birding friends went to this exactly same place the next day, only to spent most of it in thick mountain fog..

Them Afterwards.
With a very, very happy Noriko as she got the FIRST price.
Well Done 

Afterwards we, even the side-liners, went OF COURSE, for a steaming Hot Bath, some sight seeing and    OF COURSE ice-cream

Autumn is here, the rice is getting ready for harvesting.

Even in the Old Days, they knew how to cross rivers and valleys

Friday, October 14, 2011

Migrating Birds?

While under way in the Inland Sea on board of Fu Kyo the Cat we saw this group of birds....

Anybody out there who can help me identifying these even...Marijke doesn't know? 


Monday, October 10, 2011

Sushi Bar

So when Nori asked us: What's Up....? we had to admit we were on our way to a Sushi Bar.
Mr Mitsuda took us to this special place. It seats only 6 customers at a time and this Sushi Show is a 1-man event.

See here the Master At Work.

The box to his right...

And the one to his left...

Understandable, we didn't complain that night.
Don't remember what Nori said when we came smelling fishy....