There's no denying it: Rainy season is over (something like 22 days earlier than average!), which means summer is here and it is hot. And humid. And it's going to last at least two months. Of course, we wouldn't have it any other way in a beach town — who wants cool, drizzly summers when … Continue reading Summer in Kamakura
I mentioned in a previous post that this year's wakame harvest has been poor. The ryōshi (fisher people) along our beach have managed to bring in a few days' worth of it, though. In this photo, you can see the wakame hanging from laundry clips to dry.
We had a few days of gorgeous weather last week, and the beach was full of people. Kaede and I were collecting shells when we came across this heart of stones. I just now realized that Kaede's shadow made it into the shot—that wonderful stripey skirt must have caught my attention and kept it.
The best Sundays involve nice, gentle waves, and a bit of mist.
Is there anything nicer than a cool walk on the beach at dusk? The beach is rather covered with sea junk thanks to wave action from various typhoons, but an evening stroll still feels pretty sweet.
Hisashi decided that surfing and SUP-ing weren't enough—he had to give windsurfing a try. There are a number of water-sport schools along Yuigahama Beach, but Hisashi had his eye on one instructor in particular, a fellow he'd watched teach others and thought seemed good. So, he headed over to Poerava Windsurfing and met with instructor … Continue reading Photo of the Day: Windsurfing Lesson
Hisashi has quite an eye for sea creatures. While playing on the beach with Kaede and friends the other day, he noticed a little something somersaulting across the sand. Closer inspection revealed it to be a wee octopus. We had a good look, and the kiddies got to (gently) feel the suction cups and watch … Continue reading Photo of the Day: The Octopus