Monday Buddies

Water, Water Everywhere – Not a Drop to Drink!

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Well, it’s not exactly true – We usually had coffee or water to drink almost everywhere we went, as long as we stopped at the local convenience store.  Those stores are much friendlier in Japan than we have experienced elsewhere. I’ll have to give you a photo tour of them sometime.

Samurai Boat

Samurai Boat

This post is mostly to catch up with the Monday Buddy adventures for the summer, which are basically near water.  We had a rainy Monday and went to see a movie one week.  It was the Minions movie.  Here is a cute picture of Bob, the Minion found on the beach at Tateyama.

Bob, the Minion

Bob, the Minion

We found him on the beach when we were at Tateyama.  And we found some other entertainment there too.

Rental Jet Ski and Banana Boat

Rental Jet Ski and Banana Boat

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Ted’s next toy?

So I think Judy is saving up to get Ted a Jet Pack or Jet Blade.

See more of the Tateyama photos.

Hinohara Village

This is the name of the area where we love to go to the river and waterfalls.  Our very favorite place is a canyon created by the Kitaakigawa river and the Kanoto Cliffs.  It’s really remote on the mountainside and we love climbing through the canyon and watching the water flow below us.

canyon entrance

canyon entrance

cliffs base at river

cliffs base at river

Elton climbing through canyon

Elton climbing through canyon

Judy is always trying to geocache when we go out.  We learned that there was a cache in the tunnel so we started to look for it.  Only trouble was, our flashlight quit working! We’ll have to go back to look another day.

After we finished at the canyon, we went to our swimming hole to refresh Ted.  On the banks we found a little tiny friend, a frog about 2 centimeters big.  He was trying to hide from us.

geocache search

geocache search

2 cm. frog

2 cm. frog

Ted in river

Ted in river

See the rest of our adventure pictures.

Yokohama Harbor

One sunny summer day we went to hang out at the harbor in Yokohama.  It’s pretty there and often there is a nice breeze.  We saw other folks dressed in yukata (summer cotton kimono) who were enjoying time at the harbor.

summer cotton kimono-clad people

summer cotton kimono-clad people

We decided to take a tour of the ship that is permanently anchored there, the Hikawamaru, but it was not air conditioned and inside was very hot so it was a quick tour.

Hikawamaru

Hikawamaru

Outside, the air was more tolerable.  We got to watch a huge cruise ship leaving port too.

cruise ship

cruise ship

So, you see how we’ve been drawn to the water nearly every week during the last month.  I hope you’ve had a good summer too. Goodbye Summer of 2015.  Photos here

 

 

 

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