It's official, OBON has started and the traffic to go anywhere is as good an indicator as any that the best thing to do is to stay put and enjoy what we have on our front door step.
There were no waves to speak of following the weak TD that passed over the country so it was decided to try our luck fishing.
First stop, YAKS STORE. They had so many options that we were a little overwhelmed at first but settled on a $20 rod and reel deal and some basic hook set ups, bait and some cold drinks (fishing is hot, hard work!).
Next it was back down to the Marina where we got ourselves all comfortable and rigged the lines ready for action...
It took awhile to reel in the first one, the honor going to Mizuki, a tiny sucker that after posing for a picture (in case there were no more opportunities) was quickly released to swim with his buddies again. Then I reeled in his "big" brother...
The old guys to our right were catching Aji (horse mackerel) every so often so fingers crossed it was just a matter of time and patience....Kona was the first to strike, landing an Iwashi (sardine).The flood gates opened and everyone got in on the action with Aiko getting the best of it.
Back home and the girls got to work cooking and whipped up a delicious dish with the aid of "cookpad.com", a great online site with truck loads of recipes for every occasion just like this.
Kona made a sumptuous Parfait for everyone for dessert to wrap things up on what was a very enjoyable and relaxing day.