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Monday, August 22, 2016

"Tasar sailboats in the background are racing in Hayama, Japan."

Tasar sailboats in the background racing



 Tasar sailboats in the background are racing 
at Hayama (Japan) in the All Japan Spring 2014 Tasar Regatta.



thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris


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Sunday, July 31, 2016

"Lovely sunsets make unforgettable memories."




"Lovely sunsets make unforgettable memories."
~ a friend



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and God Bless,
hugs, Chris



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Monday, April 11, 2016

"There's never an end for the sea."

"There's never an end for the sea."



"There's never an end for the sea."
~ Samuel Beckett


autumn memories...



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and God Bless,
hugs, Chris



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Thursday, April 7, 2016

"The breaking waves dashed high On a stern and rock-bound coast,..."

"The breaking waves dashed high  On a stern and rock-bound coast,..."



"The breaking waves dashed high
On a stern and rock-bound coast,..."
~ Felicia D. Hemans



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and God Bless,
hugs, Chris



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Friday, February 19, 2016

"Sunsets are so special to watch."

"Sunsets are so special to watch."


"Sunsets are so special to watch."
~ Anonymous


Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris

 


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Friday, December 18, 2015

"It is up to you each day to open a window to the world to look at the view."
 


"It is up to you each day to open a window to the world to look at the view."
~ martian cat


Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris



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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

"Beautiful scenery while sailing can be described as a lovely gift."

"Beautiful scenery while sailing can be described as a lovely gift."
 

"Beautiful scenery while sailing can be described as a lovely gift."
~ martian cat


Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris



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Monday, December 14, 2015

"Each day unfolds with prospects to view a sunrise and sunset while sailing."

"Each day unfolds with prospects to view a sunrise and sunset while sailing."
 

"Each day unfolds with prospects to view a sunrise and sunset while sailing."
~ martian cat



Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris



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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

"Sunshine and clouds add beauty to a lovely sunset while sailing."

"Sunshine and clouds add beauty to a lovely sunset while sailing."  

 
"Sunshine and clouds add beauty to 
a lovely sunset while sailing." 
~ martian cat  



Thanks for stopping by 
and God Bless, 
hugs, Chris 



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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

"Where did this summer go?"





"Where did this summer go?"

It was hot, and now... it is cooler! And, where did the Indian Summer weather go? It has not appeared yet!
~ martian cat



Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris



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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

"Dreaming of a sunny day to enjoy sailing."

"Dreaming of a sunny day to enjoy sailing."  


"Dreaming of a sunny day to enjoy sailing." 
~ martian cat 



Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
 hugs, Chris  



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Monday, August 24, 2015

"Imagination gives us days full of creativity."

"Imagination gives us days full of creativity."
 


"Imagination gives us days full of creativity. And, I am dreaming of looking at this view today."
~ martian cat



Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris



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Saturday, June 20, 2015

"Sunset Dreaming..."

Sunset Dreaming...





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and God Bless,
hugs, Chris



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Sunday, April 12, 2015

~ Happy Valentine's Day ~

Happy Valentine's Day ~ "Golden hours of vision come to us in this present life when we are at our best."



~ Happy Valentine's Day ~
"Golden hours of vision come to us in this present life when we are at our best."


~ Charles Hetcher Dole



Thanks for stopping by
with heaps of
hugs, Chris




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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Racing at Hayama in the All Japan Spring 2014 Tasar Regatta

Racing at Hayama in the All Japan Spring 2014 Tasar Regatta



Memories from watching Racing at Hayama in the All Japan Spring 2014 Tasar Regatta




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1. title,
2. Yoji after sailboat racing at Hayama,
3. Tasar sailboats returning to port,
4. Tasar sailboats in the background racing,
5. Tasar sailboats racing in the All Japan Spring Tasar Regatta,
6. Tasar sailboats with Mt Fuji in the background.

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and God Bless,
hugs, Chris



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Thursday, November 27, 2014

"One gust of wind leads to another while sailing."

"One gust of wind leads to another while  sailing."



"One gust of wind leads to another while sailing."
~ martian cat



scenery memories while watching Mt. Fuji while from Hayama (Japan)



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and God Bless,
hugs, Chris




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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

"A sunset is where you see how God displays His beauty."

Thursday, August 21, 2014

"The end to perfect summer day at the beach is watching the sunset."

"The end to perfect summer day at the beach is watching the sunset."  


"The end to perfect summer day at the beach is watching the sunset."  
~ Author Unknown

Summertime memories...  


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and God Bless, 
hugs, Chris 


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Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Beach Party at Sunset

The Beach Party at Sunset




Dreaming and memories...



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and God Bless,
hugs, Chris



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Friday, August 8, 2014

"Wow, the sunset Cruise was very special this year."

Sailing at Sunset

 

"Wow, the sunset Cruise was very special this year."
~ John Digweed



Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris




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Monday, July 7, 2014

Summer Holiday Sailing

Summer Holiday Sailing


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and God Bless,
hugs, Chris


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Sunday, June 8, 2014

"Sailboats love watching sunsets."

"Sailboats love watching sunsets."


"Sailboats love watching sunsets."
~ martian cat



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and God Bless,
hugs, Chris



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Sunday, May 18, 2014

"Chipmunks can have picnics at the beach, too!"

"Chipmunks can have picnics at the beach, too!"



"Chipmunks can have picnics at the beach, too!"
~ martian cat


And, these chipmunks are enjoying the sailing view, too!


Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless
hugs, Chris


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Monday, May 12, 2014

Happy Mothers Day ~ "Sailing dreams for a very special day!"

Happy Mothers Day

"

Sailing dreams for a very special day!"
~ Author Unknown


celebrating a special day...


Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris



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Sunday, May 11, 2014

"My eyes are an ocean in which my dreams are reflected.”

“My eyes are an ocean in which my dreams are reflected.”
 

“My eyes are an ocean in which my dreams are reflected.”
~ Unknown


memories from Hayama (Japan)



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and God Bless,
hugs, Chris




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Saturday, May 10, 2014

"Every drop in the ocean counts."

"Every drop in the ocean counts."
 
"Every drop in the ocean counts."
~ Yoko Ono

.............

1. "I love the ocean. I've always liked the blue, so tranquil and peaceful and gliding.",
2. "The ocean is this beautiful, unexplored place.",
3. "You can never turn your back on the ocean.",
4. "Health to the ocean means health for us."
 

.............


memories from Hayama (Japan) 

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and God Bless,
hugs, Chris


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Monday, March 17, 2014

"O're the glad waters of the dark blue sea, our thoutghts as boundless, and our souls are free."

"O're the glad waters of the dark blue sea, our thoutghts as boundless, and our souls are free."



"O're the glad waters
of the dark blue sea,
our thoutghts as boundless,
and our souls are free."
~ Lord Byron


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and God Bless,
hugs, Chris



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Friday, October 11, 2013

"The perfection of a yacht's beauty is that nothing should be there for only beauty's sake."



"The perfection of a yacht's beauty is that nothing should be there for only beauty's sake."
 

"The perfection of a yacht's beauty is that nothing should be there for only beauty's sake." 
 ~ John MacGregor 


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and God Bless,
hugs, Chris




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Monday, July 15, 2013

"The perfection of a yacht's beauty is that nothing should be there for only beauty's sake."

"The perfection of a yacht's beauty is that nothing should be there for only beauty's sake."  


"The perfection of a yacht's beauty is that nothing should be there for only beauty's sake." 
 ~ John MacGreagor 



  memories from Hayama (Japan)  


Thanks for stopping by 
and God Bless, 
hugs, Chris 



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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

"When I look to the sea I see peaceful and powerful infinity."

"When I look to the sea I see peaceful and powerful infinity."

 
"When I look to the sea I see peaceful and powerful infinity." 
~ Lou Gossett, Jr



Thanks for stopping by 
and God Bless, 
hugs, Chris


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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

"Moonlight is sculpture."

"Moonlight is sculpture."



"Moonlight is sculpture."

~ Nathaniel Hawthorne


memories from Hayama (Japan)



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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

"Friendships are a blessing."

"Friendships are a blessing. And, giving thanks for friends is part of the blessings of Thanksgiving, too!"

 


"Friendships are a blessing." 
~ a friend 





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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

"The sunrise is God's greeting - the sunset, his signature."

"The sunrise is God's greeting - the sunset, his signature."


 

"The sunrise is God's greeting - the sunset, his signature." 
~ Unknown 




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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

"Keep a sunny frame of mind and BeCome Aware."


"Keep a sunny frame of mind and BeCome Aware."



"Keep a sunny frame of mind and BeCome Aware."
~ Chris Ishikawa





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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

“A summer's sun is worth the having.”

“A summer's sun is worth the having."




“A summer's sun is worth the having.”

~ French Proverb




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Sunday, July 22, 2012

"The sea hath no king but God alone."

"The sea hath no king but God alone."




"The sea hath no king but God alone."

~ Dante Gabriel Rossett



a view from Hayama (Japan)




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Monday, July 2, 2012

“Setting an exciting goal is like setting a needle in your compass."

compass





“Setting an exciting goal is like setting a needle in your compass. From then on, the compass knows only one point-its ideal."

~ Author Unknown


* my husband boat's compass framed at imikimi


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Friday, June 29, 2012

"Wind to a sailor is what money is to life on shore."

yoji




"Wind to a sailor is what money is to life on shore."

~ Sterling Hayden


* my husband, Yoji's photo framed at imikimi


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Monday, June 18, 2012

"Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven."

"Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven."




"Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven."

~ John Lubbock



martian cat and her husband (Yoji) framed at imikimi with editing



Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris and Yoji




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Monday, June 4, 2012

"Sailing at sunset..."

Sailing at sunset...






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Sunday, June 3, 2012

"Sunset memories are meant to be shared."

"Sunset memories are meant to be shared."



"Sunset memories are meant to be shared."

~ Anonymous






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Monday, February 27, 2012

“To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it.”

“To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it.”





“To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it.”

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes



Note: This is the Martian Kitty's compass...



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Thursday, January 12, 2012

“Long on the wave reflected luster plays.”

“Long on the wave reflected luster plays.”




“Long on the wave reflected luster plays.”

~ Samuel Rogers


memories of a sunset at Hayama (Japan)




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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

"Each boat seems to contain a personality which manifests itself in the way she takes a sea."

Sunset Watching




"Each boat seems to contain a personality which manifests itself in the way she takes a sea."

~ William Snaith






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Saturday, October 15, 2011

2009 & 2011 Tasar World Championship Photos

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Looking forward to sailing at Torbay!

This year's Tasar World Race is being held in Torbay, England.

Below is the Martian Kitty's crew's introduction.



Yoji believes he came from Mars. Although his body is not green, his eyes are. He vaguely remembers he learned his sailing on a Martian ocean which now appears to be frozen or dried up. Wherever he sails on Earth, he feels a higher pressure, a heavier gravity load, and a different atmosphere. He and his wife own a lovely Russian Blue, Meggy, and his wife, a photographic explorer, recently became known as “The Martian Cat” in the virtual world.

Are you going to let me play here?

Hi, I am Meggy

Eriko, a pretty young sailor, also owns another beautiful Russian, Jerry, and surprisingly, thinks even herself as a kitty. By the way, their Tasar boat’s name is the “Martian Kitty”.

Jerry

Hi, I'm Jerry

Looking forward to sailing at Torbay!




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