At 16:40, July 30, we arrived at Yamakawa port of Kagoshima Pref. , after a bit hard against wind sailing., mostly with one point reef main and motoring at 2500rpm( pretty high rate), tacking many times. Sato-san's friend, Tabaruzako-san, Vice president of Coral Beach Hotel , came to the harbor by car and took us to a nice hot spring , and then to his hotel. We had a gorgeous dinner and stayed in the hotel for the first time during this voyage. We found his mother is the president, and for my surprise, her elder sister is the wife of my colleague who worked as a rocket engineer in Mitsubishi Heavy Industries,Ltd.
In the morning of July 31, we moved King Bee to Ibusuki port about 2M north of Yamakawa, because Yamakawa is not convenient. Ibusuki port is close to Coral Beach Hotel and other shops and restaurants.So, we decided to stay in the same hotel tonight, too. Typhoon's wind seems to be increasing. We might have to stay here for a couple of days more.
|Visitor wharf at Ibusuki port|