Kaneko-san, he is always on the run?, no, on the row!
In Shukunegi, Kaneko-san, the tub boat craftsman, offers three courses of tub boat riding, 15 min., 25 min. and 35 min.
But he's plotting something new...?? Yes!
I was the luckey one to be his companion and time-keeper for his new cruising course. We left Shukunegi at 11:40.
What is this rock formation??
It is the results of submarine volcanic activities occured billions of years ago in Sado. The whole inland has been uplifted ( until now! ) by earthquakes and volcanic and tectonic activites. Once a part of seabed has been uplifted and eroded by strong waves and winds. This area is selected as a part of Sado geo-site and you can enjoy Mars-like scenery from land and sea( by tub boat ).
Wisteria flowers are almost in full bloom along the calm inlet located next to Shukunegi inlet. 11:55.
"Kamenote" or "turtle hands" decolate blackish lava formations like chrysanthemum. Actually they are the crustacean family. 12:05.
The most southern part of Sado Island, Niiyazaki cape.
Now we are rowing through that narrow passage toward open sea!! Exciting? Definitely!? Well, I can't swim actually...But, I trust Kaneko-san completely and I wore a life-jacket just in case!!
There are two of us on a tiny tub boat enjoying salty sea breeze on a beautiful spring day! 12:15.
Actually, he was planning 1.5 to 2 hours cruise along the coast of Ogi peninsula but because of the headwind, we decided to cruise back to Shukunegi earlier.
Arrived at Shukunegi at 12:30. It was another wonderful and exciting cruise for me and definitely deserves a "special course"!
I highly recommend you to enjoy this course only when the weather, wind, wave and stamina of Kaneko-san permit!