Today it was sunny but very cold by the strong north-east wind.
When we have such wind the nearest sea has good condition for windsurfing!
By the way it was the last day of Black Ship Festival today.
When I went to Izukyu-Shimoda station some people were welcoming visitors with the clothes of Edo period.
I walked on the beach and the seaside road as usual this afternoon.
We had rain last night, but the blue sky came back and it was gorgeous today!
There were some people swimming in the water..
Last night we had very strong wind and heavy rain here in Shimoda.
But the blue and clear sky came back today!
I took pictures of the beach twice at 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM today.
So you can compare the beach condition at low tide and high tide.
It was really hot like almost summer today, but the air temperature will be much higher tomorrow than today.
As we had parents’ observation day of my son’s junior high school today I came back home by walking.
I walked on the seaside road after a long time because of busy Golden Week.
We had a little cold wind but it was sunny and hotter than yesterday.
In this season we can see the yellow flowers near the beach.
I took my son to the station because he and his basketball team mates had practice matches in Inatori.
After that I took a picture of sun on the nearest beach this early morning.
And after all of our guests checked out this morning I found out a mobile phone in a guest room.
So I went to the nearest Seven-Eleven to give it back our guests and took pictures of the beach after that.
It was beautiful day, but really really cold because of strong west wind.
I’ve never experienced such a cold day during Golden Week in these 10 years or more!
2 days ago, when I was walking down the hill from Sakuraya as usual I heard a sound that something hit against wall or window behind me.
I was surprised and saw it, and knew that it was a sparrow!
He was not able to fly soon, but he went somewhere after that…
I walked to Sotoura beach this afternoon as usual.
In summer this beach is very popular with families with small children, because this beach is in the shape of creek and they don’t have big waves.
By the way, when I walked on the seaside road they had the lowest tide of the sea.
In such a condition the beach is much wider than usual!
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It was sunny this morning, but it became cloudy after that.
Some young boys were swimming in the water at Itami fisherman’s port in Shirahama this afternoon.
The sea water temperature is about 16 or 17 degrees celsius and now getting warmer day by day.
The wild cherry trees on the mountain opposite are now almost in full bloom.
Last night my son and I departed from our house at around 10:00 PM, and drove to Mt. Daruma rest house at western side of Izu peninsula, where we can see Mt. Fuji and slept in our car there.
This morning we expected to get the view of Mt. Fuji from that point, but we were not able to see clearly because of clouds.
After that we started to drive again to the southern part of Izu peninsula.
On the top of mountain there still were a lot of snow after snowing 3 days ago.
And we were able to see the beautiful cherry and rape blossoms on the river side in Matsuzaki town on the way home.
Izu peninsula is not so big but it’s very interesting, because we are able to see both of the snow on the top of mountain and the cherry blossoms on the same day.
A lot of pink blossoms are now fully blooming in front of our building.
I walked on the seaside road this afternoon as usual.
It had been cloudy but we sometimes had blue sky today.
They were cleaning the road which had a lot of sand blown by the strong north wind from the beach the day before yesterday.