Boat cruise in Yokohama

October 25, 2009 by: Clement Nyirenda

One of the lovely Japanese friends that I have here is Shimpei Mori. I got acquainted with him in 2002/03 when he was working as a JICA volunteer at Mikolongwe in Malawi. At that time, I was working as a staff associate in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Malawi Polytechnic. Almost every week, Mori used to visit Eiji Kutsuoka, his fellow JICA volunteer, who used to work in the Department of Architecture at the same institution. Because I was so close to Eiji, with time I got connected to Mori and a few other JICA volunteers as well.

With the support of Akitoshi Nomoto and Kiyoshi Chikaoka, Mori organized a welcome dinner for me soon after my arrival in Tokyo. Since then, he has taken me to several exciting places. Last week he took me to Yokohama Bayside Marina for boat cruising. This marina is said to be the largest marina not only in Japan but in all of Asia. The weather was very fine on that day. Chikaoka joined us, making a crew of three.

We left Yokohama Bayside Marina at 10:15. We stopped briefly at Negishi Bay, where Chikaoka demonstrated his fishing skills by catching three saba fish. From there, we cruised on to Minato Mirai where we had lunch. We returned to Yokohama Bayside Marina just after 15:30. Here some of the photos from that day:

Chatting with Mori at Yokohama Bayside Marina before ddeparture

Chatting with Mori at Yokohama Bayside Marina before ddeparture

Getting on board

Getting on board

With this one I am safe even though I am not a good swimmer

With this one I am safe even though I am not a good swimmer

Here we go!

Here we go!

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Fishing at Negishi Bay

Yokohama Bay Bridge

Yokohama Bay Bridge

Under the Yokohama Bay Bridge

Under the Yokohama Bay Bridge

A ship setting out for a long journey

A ship setting out for a long journey

Getting closer to Minato Mirai - You can see Japan's tallest building, Landmark Tower

Getting closer to Minato Mirai - You can see Japan's tallest building, Landmark Tower

Stopping at Yokohama Bay - its time for lunch

Stopping at Yokohama Bay - its time for lunch

On our way back to Yokohama Bayside Marina

On our way back to Yokohama Bayside Marina

Still on our way back to Yokohama Bayside Marina

Still on our way back to Yokohama Bayside Marina

Refueling before we give back the boat - There is a filling station for boats at the Yokohama Bayside Marina

Refueling before we give back the boat - There is a filling station for boats at the Yokohama Bayside Marina

This is the filling station

This is the filling station

The officials at Yokohama Bayside Marina are checking if the boat has arrived in good condition

The officials at Yokohama Bayside Marina are checking if the boat has arrived in good condition

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  1. Bob Gaboury says:

    I was surfing the net and came upon your very interesting acounting of your visit with your friend in Japan.

    I spent 15 months in Japan, while I worked in a Public Works Dept.
    I am into boating, but the boat you were on is beautiful as compared to my 18 footer.

    I hope you really enjoyed your travels to Japan.

    Best Regards,

    Bob Gaboury
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