A beautiful blue-sky day for fishing. Getting the boat in and out is no easy feat! It helps when the sea is flat as a pancake.
The second Monday in October is Sports Day in Japan. It's a national holiday, and boy, were people out doing lots of sports in Kamakura. The weather was perfect!
Apparently, the water around our beach is full of these big (well, big for me) guys, but the other day, while SUP-ing, I finally saw one for the first time. Gotta say, I was a little freaked out.
The other day, Kaede came with me out on the paddleboard. "Oya" means "parent", and "ko" means "child", so, parent-child paddleboarding.
The ocean around Yuigahama Beach is at its best in fall and spring. Beautiful blue sky, beautiful blue seas.
It's that time of year again! It's actually cool enough to go to the beach and have a play—without burning or getting heatstroke. We're thoroughly enjoying it.
Well, this was supposed to go up yesterday... A non-beach house nightlife scene.
It's no secret that Japan is, in many places, a labyrinth of narrow, winding alleyways. We even have one of our own, just in front of the inn. Sure, it's pretty short, and only a tiny bit winding, but it is narrow enough that even a kei-car would get stuck halfway through. It's a popular … Continue reading Photo of the Day: Narrow Alley
Thai Mura, the food court of Yuigahama Beach. "No tattoos allowed", according to the sign (pretty normal for Japan), but the night we were there, a fellow with quite a nice black tiger tattoo taking up half his back seemed to be purposely showing it off. Not surprisingly, no one did anything. I didn't feel … Continue reading Photo of the Day: Beach House
We took today off. It's been a busy summer season, which is fantastic. But it means we haven't had a chance to try any of the beach houses set up for July and August. Today was our chance. Of course, it poured rain and was windy, so our first choice was closed. Instead, we checked … Continue reading Photo of the Day: Beach House