Thursday, January 26, 2017

January Blues

January Blues.

An other chilly season with sadly no skiing days on our calendar.
So, as soon as we see some white fluffy stuff on the hills around Fukuoka...
....we are off to create  a Little Winter Holiday Feeling.

 Raizan Waterfall, 
a cool place we like to visit summer and winter.

Of course the Nikon came out and Marijke was able to make some amazing pictures.

This year's first plum blossom.

Shiraito Waterfall, in Itoshima.

There is always something "new" to discover.

A map showing Itoshima area, just to the west of Fukuoka City.

And one week later, it was time to hike Mt Iimori.
It's only a 30 minute bicycle ride from our place 
and an easy 1 hour stroll to the top.

Perfect but brbrbr crisp weather.

Iimori Jinja is at the base of the mountain.
This temple has a strong link to horse riding & archery.
Every year on 3 January a big festival is held, but as that is the same day as our Meinohama Tamasesseri, we have never seen it.

  And of course, on 3 February it is: Setsubun.
A festival to celebrate is THE day before Spring starts ..... 

Make sure, you enter Fuku chan's mouth.
Good things will follow.

More on Setsubun, 
read HERE


Friday, January 13, 2017

Hike 'n See Tours Fukuoka and Kyushu

What's Next?

After my nautical adventures on board of Fu Kyo and Shogun,
a new challenge is awaiting:

Low Budget hiking and sightseeing tours,
in English, Dutch or Japanese.

After all, wouldn't it be time for you to come
 and see, taste & enjoy
safe and amazing Japan for yourself?

Showing you around Fukuoka and Kyushu.
Nope, nothing  city life 
but the  outdoor beauty of Japan.

Be it a hike up the hills, a drive around the country site,
camping for the night where ever,
or just plain visiting those charming places.
Don't forget your camera....

Since 1989 Fukuoka is our home, 
and yes, we do know where to go ;-)

One "must" to reach these places is transport: 
My service comes with a specious 5 seats car. 

  Of course, Fukuoka itself has some great places to see...
but the real charm is just out-of-town....

Like this temple at Imori-yama,

..Mt Kuju area in the center of Kyushu...

...hidden secret at Mt Raizan..

 ..or this famous sunset in Saga...

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For trips and tips, contact at 090-7587-7677


Hope to see you soon.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Shogun's arrivel in Yokohama, Japan

                   To see the video, click HERE

mv Heemskerkgracht (Sevenstar Yacht Transport) shipped SHOGUN from Setubal in Portugal to Yokohama, Japan.

Unloading was not as easy as thought: Twice over the forward sling had to be made longer to make it a horizontal and safe lift.

Too bad my adventure on board ended here as the owner made a different plan.

So Long Shogun, Stay Safe!!

Once more, for the Youtube 
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