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There was a Seahopper on the lake as well as Y-san in his ComPac cat boat. We're not the only ones to believe that a gray day on the water beats any day ashore.
As the wind was light, we had time and free hands to enjoy a snack of edamame (young soy beans boiled in the pod).
There was more wind on the north side of Lake Hinuma. There are also lots of bamboo poles to navigate through which was a little tricky as the wind frequently shifted. We call this area "stake city".
Last year the launching ramp was chewed up by typhoons and we made due with some steel plates laid over what was left of the base of the ramp - steel extrusions, rebar with bits of concrete.
|Ye olde ramp.|
Now the yacht harbor has a new launching ramp, rebuilt from scratch with a big solid base of concrete. I don't think this one is going anywhere any time soon.
It was past two by the time we left the harbor and the hotel restaurant was closed, so settled for convenience store soba. Even that was fine. We were wearing Bluesette colored glasses after all.
Until next, sweet sailing.