May 31, 2015

Yoshitomi 70kilo walk

Last Saturday to Sunday, I took part in a walking event named "Yoshitomi 70 kilo walk" held in Yoshitomi-machi in Fukuoka prefecture. Yoshitomi-machi locates next to Nakatxu city in Oita prefecture.

We started at 9pm on May 23. But, I could not complete the event, so I gave it up at 30km from the start point at 4am on May 24 because of pain on my legs. It was very hard for me to walk 70 kilo.

If I take part in this event againg next year, I would have enough training for the event.

May 17, 2015

a little bit busy "Golden Week"

This "Golden Week", especially from May 2 to 6, was a little bit easy for me.

On May 3rd, I took part in a cycle event named "Tour de Kunisaki"(ツールド国東) in Oita prefecture. I participated in the event in 2012, but I could not do in 2013 and 2014 because of some reasons.

The event was held in very bad condition, so heavy rain. It took about five and a half hours  (including about one hour rest) for me to finish 75km course. It was very hard but finally I could reach the goal. After the event, I stayed at an accommodation named "Kunugi-ya"(檪舎) where I have stayed several times in the past. It is a B & B style accommodation run by a retired couple.

On May 5th, I rode bike with a Thailand woman and my English teacher (from Fuji) around Mizmaki, Ashiya, Okagaki area. She visited Japan as a member of a tour from Thailand. The tour members came back home but she stayed in Japan alone since April 30.

The weather was very fine and I was glad to show them the good bike road along the Hibikinada(響灘). And she was impressed by the beauty of the flower of "Nan-jya-Mon-jya no ki"(なんじゃもんじゃの樹) in Okanominato shrine(岡湊神社) in Ashiya town(芦屋町). After that I invited her to my home's small dinner.

On our first plan, I would take her to the Kokura-jo castle(小倉城) in Kitakyushu area on May 6. But she had problem in her legs so she gave up the visit to Kokura, and I took her to her accommodation, "Khaosan Fukuoka Annex" in Fukuoka city by my car.

She gave me  a lot of souvenirs from Thailand including a Thai Silk's scarf to my wife, several cushion covers and many Thailand snacks. I am looking forward to seeing her again in Thailand.

May 16, 2015

feed a bird

On May 9, I went to fishing to the river mouth of Onga-gawa. I would give two fishes that I caught to a big heron. But the second one was stolen by a kite before the heron. It is just a Japanese saying "Tonbi ni Abura-age wo Sarawareru"(トンビに油揚げをさらわれる).