Sunday, 31 October 2010

Cao Maru

One of four different "round-face" Cao-marus. For stocking fillers click here.

Sunday, 24 October 2010


Had to rent a van to move some stuff yesterday so hit the coast straight after in an optimistic attempt to get some waves. No such luck, even the longboarders were having trouble. 
 Great spot when it's firing though and the haze lifts.
 Just West of here would have been where Hokusai got the inspiration for his Great Wave Off Kanagawa, nicely updated by my mate Sqz.

These  black kites are awesome but worse than seagulls if you're eating out in the open. You usually see them in packs and they'll dive for anything.

Next time...

Thursday, 7 October 2010


I saw a sign in a fishing shop once that said, The Gods do not deduct from man's allotted time on earth, those hours spent fishing

Handy if you’re a fisherman, but doesn't help me much. Maybe the Gods could also cut a deal for those who spend their hours in bars till 26:00.

Any bar that doesn’t reset back to 00:00 at midnight might be on to something.

If there are places where 23:59 just steams on to 26:00, then maybe those two extra hours are also ... not deducted.

So if you stayed out till closing time every night, for every year of late-night drinking, you should earn about a month back. 

Even better, find somewhere to kick on till 29:00, save 5 hours a night, and get 10 weeks back every year.


Saturday, 2 October 2010

Hokkaido Festa

Monsters of the shallows from the Far North!

Autumn rays

Awesome Ikameshi: boiled squid marinated in sweet soy-sauce, stuffed with rice.

                        Ikura (salmon roe)                     Lamb kebabs, steaks and sausages

Can't fill up on food though... where's the beer tent?