Cruising The Kanmon Straits: A Memorable Milestone
This Video is dedicated to my cousin, Mark Robert Crawford who made his final passage a few hours before I passed through the Kanmon straits from the Japan Sea to the Seto Inland sea.
It is said that “sailors write their plans in sand at low tide.”
I have certainly discovered that to be true. Yesterday, I completed a loop ( about 1500 kms) around Kyushu Island. It was not my initial goal.
After making it to Oita from Tokyo last summer I was to sail south down the east coast of Kyushu and then on to Amami Oshima and Okinawa. But an underwater volcano thwarted my plans and so after rounding the southern tip of Kyushu I sailed up the west coast not knowing what surprises were to come.
A few days ago, I arrived back at Oita . An unexpected achievement , modest in sailing terms, yet, I must say, gratifying for this novice sailor. I have cycled across Kyushu a few times and it has been a treat to see her from all sides and from the sea.
What’s next? Well, I have learned that the wind and the waves decide …. Both on the sea and in life.
Along the way, it is a treat to meet people and experience new things. In this Video I welcome Leroy Yue of We Love Fukuoka and Emika, Ichiro and Ryu of Ichiro English. Check out their website:
- We Love Fukuoka: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzT_C08W66DRSHFs9w5stuQ
- Ichiro English: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRCC0EqWl4lZNNfNQ9WUd3g?app=desktop
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These videos are made possible by my Patrons: Trevor Webster, Steve Houck, Johny Gwin, Michael Coombs, Kats Honda, Michael Borgmann, Robin Mah, John King, J29BlackJack, Sumie and William Zies, David LaHeist, Claude Strobbe, Bruce McCaughan, Jeffrey Behr,
Thanks to all those making this voyage possible:
Keel Club Founding Members: Harry A. Hill / BetterU / Tokyo Supercars
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