Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas Everyone

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

Hope this reaches everyone in festive spirits. All the best for the New Year from Aiko and Me.

p.s. Stay tuned for a renewed look to the blog for 2012!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Indian Summer Pension Kayak Tours

 Monday was another beautiful day here with hardly a breath of wind and clear blue skies. One problem...No Surf!! I decided that once I'd got around to cleaning the house, washing the clothes and bedding and getting the kitchen in order, that I'd borrow a SUP board and take it up to the lakes in the hills behind Kamogawa for a paddle. Just as I was finishing up, Hiroshi "Indiana Jones" Nakazawa from Indian Summer Pension in Kamogawa called and asked if I was keen to paddle some kayaks and check out the autumn leaves. I had no hesitation accepting his kind offer and gave another friend, Sei, a call to join us.
 Hiroshi, Indian Summer Pension owner and Kayak Tour Guide.
 Sei and I on the double kayak setting off on our adventure.
 Gorgeous colours reflecting on the water.
 A nice little waterfall and the end of the road. Time to turn around.

 Hiroshi leading the way.
 A fisherman trying his luck as he hunts for Black Bass with a Torii in the background.

The view from Indian Summer Pension in Kamogawa as the sunsets and brings to a close a magic day. Thanks Hiroshi-san!!!!

For anyone interested in taking his tours, they're very competitively priced, especially for 2 or 3 people. You can contact him HERE for details or follow the link to the right on my blog.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sayonara Indian Summer Weather!

This autumn has been a long warm one and the water temps are still pretty warm. November 30th capped off a gorgeous Indian Summer with a few people out enjoying the weather and waves.
 Pro surfers and shapers, Junji Sonoda (JS Surfboards) and Yoshinori Matsuyama (aka. Yocci) enjoying the warmth.
 Toshizou-san, amateur cameraman capturing the moment.
 Mizue Oguri (Rulzpeeps), Pro long boarder caught a couple of fun ones on her day off.
 Yocci, stylish as always, climbing the foam on the closeout section making it look easy.

December 1st is decidedly colder!!!