Tub boat craftsman always on the row in Sado Island!

by Fujiko - Japan Licensed Guide
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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!

Tub boat craftsman always on the row in Sado Island!

I was the luckey one to be his companion and time-keeper for his new cruising course.  We left Shukunegi at 11:40.

Tub boat craftsman always on the row in Sado Island!

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 ).

Tub boat craftsman always on the row in Sado Island!

Wisteria flowers are almost in full bloom along the calm inlet located next to Shukunegi inlet.  11:55.

Tub boat craftsman always on the row in Sado Island!

"Kamenote" or "turtle hands" decolate blackish lava formations like chrysanthemum.  Actually they are the crustacean family.  12:05.

Tub boat craftsman always on the row in Sado Island!

The most southern part of Sado Island, Niiyazaki cape.

Tub boat craftsman always on the row in Sado Island!

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!!

Tub boat craftsman always on the row in Sado Island!

There are two of us on a tiny tub boat enjoying salty sea breeze on a beautiful spring day!  12:15.

Tub boat craftsman always on the row in Sado Island!

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.

Tub boat craftsman always on the row in Sado Island!

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!

Otsukaresamadeshita!!

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11 May 2017

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