Saturday, September 25, 2010


I was going to write something funny but I didn't want to take away from the awesomeness of this photo. This is the photo on the front of a package for an ice shaving machine to make some "kakigouri" - shave ice.

This kid is stoked!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wind Power

Some long exposure photos from a full moon night mission down to the Tenryu River. These wind turbines are gigantic and very impressive up close. They also for a good wind speed/direction indicator for daytime surfs.

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Some more photos from the river bbq. The whole Beach Town crew (including AL!) headed up into the mountains for an all day BBQ, some bridge jumping, plenty of beer drinking, and some midday naps.

All day drinking near the river takes its toll, many a soldier were wounded.
Casualties abound.

Yoshida-san kept his goggles on during his nap, just in case...

Traditional Japanese meat coil. Just kidding, I think this was picked up at the Brazilian meat shop.

BBQ'd rice balls and pumpkin, no tongs here, just chopsticks.

Al gets his hot plate noodles on, cooked up by chef Yasumasa-san.

Everyone (mostly) woke up for the group photo.

Saturday, September 4, 2010


River Fish + Salt + Stick = Lunch!