Okinawa and Amami Island Summer 2013

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Okinawa and Amami Island Summer 2013

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Spent late June and early July in The Nansei Shoto. I raced in the All Japan Sea Kayak Marathon finishing the 22mi/36km in 3:49:34 and was the second folder to finish. I had wanted to do some exploring but was windbound the first week there so spent that time training and carousing around the Motobu Peninsula. Headed back there in Sept on my way Stateside. Pics here http://s167.photobucket.com/user/tsunam ... mer%202013

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Great stuff Chuck, thanks for sharing. And congrats on the strong finish, I assume this was an "open" race, meaning no credit for advanced age :-)

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No age credit.. Unfortunately, the folding kayak class was eliminated and folders are just lumped into the general kayak class. This was my best time. The heat is just obnoxious. I did most of my race prep in SF Bay and Tahoe where it was very pleasant. I camped 2 nights before the race. The tent got so hot I drenched my sleeping bag w sweat and the mosquitos were just vicious outside. I slept in real bed in an air conditioned room after the race and that was a great treat
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Well done Chuck, is that the Knat your in? And what sort of stringed instrument have you got in the second photo, and does it fold?

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Ozpaddler wrote:Well done Chuck, is that the Knat your in? And what sort of stringed instrument have you got in the second photo, and does it fold?

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That's my Khats and that is a sanshin, a 3 stringed Okinawan banjo. Does not need to fold, fits in the kayak just fine. You up for some paddling around SF and Tahoe this fall?
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Bloody hell Chuck, that's an average of just over 5 knots. Hats off! Best I've ever managed over that kind of distance is a wimpy 3.5
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tsunamichuck wrote:
Ozpaddler wrote:Well done Chuck, is that the Knat your in? And what sort of stringed instrument have you got in the second photo, and does it fold?

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That's my Khats and that is a sanshin, a 3 stringed Okinawan banjo. Does not need to fold, fits in the kayak just fine. You up for some paddling around SF and Tahoe this fall?
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