Aberdeen to Rapponghi, and a little boat

I love a boat! Any boat, any water source, you name it – I’ll Captain it!

Tonight we were dodging some serious rain storms, so by the time we reached our destination it looked like we had already had a dip in the sea.

Not that a gigantic rain storm was going to stop us!

Drenched, we made it to the Sumida River to begin our Yakatabune experience, everyone slipped into some very, very, VERY, schnexy sandals.

IMG_4192 C’mon, Climb Awn Board Sailer… said no one, ever…. I just said it in my head.

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This awesome little speed demon was amazing inside I wish I had taken more pictures.

You take your shoes off and pop your little toosh on a wee pillow, or Tatami Mat for those that listened! and perch yourself around a little lowered table.

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The lovely Mr Hostess gives you a quick low down on the plans for the evening then the fun commences.

IMG_6050 IMG_6051The Sake starts flowing.

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The food gets going!

I wish I could tell you what all this food was, and it was only for starters – some was shamazan, some was an acquired taste.

All the Sashimi, Sushi, Tempura, Pickles and Japanese desert you could ever hope for!

IMG_6066The views were astonishing, my skills *Ahem* one too many Sake’s were slightly impaired and I wasn’t applying my usual level of concentration.


IMG_6056Anyway it was much more about the fun on the boat – as they say in Japan

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“KANPAI”

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Nailed It, for shawar!

We briefly braved the rain and climbed on to the top of  the boat to get some great views, but the rain had other ideas.  We climbed onto dry (ish) land and headed off to Rappongi for, where else but a bit of North Aberdeen in Japan…..

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Aberdeen to Rapponghi indeed.

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