I let her wear my Columbia jacket just in case. ;)
Our harbor neighbor, Y-san, was sailing his Com-Pac cat boat, "Silvervine". It was also his first time out this year. We were the only two sailboats on the water. Watch for him starting at about 35 seconds into the following clip.
On the north shore there was a line of yaezakura - cherry trees with double blossoms - that were still in bloom. I captured them in this clip, though the camera was angled a little lower than I thought. We noticed a house at the top of the bluff which has a commanding view of the lake through some shade trees - something to dream about.
Sorry about the noise in the videos. I mistakenly left a beaded strap attached to the camera and it flapped around in the wind making the clicking sound.
It was about 2:30 when we got to Mama's Kitchen. They some nice new nobori (flags) out front to draw the attention of passers by. It must work as the were very busy.
After we ate a small salad, K had pasta with Genovese pesto and I opted for pasta with tomato sauce. It was supposed to have asari clams, but as that is something I no longer eat, they substituted green peppers and mushrooms for me. It also had broccoli. Very tasty.
Desert was pound cake with strawberries and grapefruit. Mine had banana in place of the cake.
K has some time off as it is Golden Week in Japan. I hope we'll get to go sailing again soon.
Until next, sweet sailing.