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2020/01/18,
2 working spaces I have been using recently. First in Miyazaki city is in @wakakusa_hutte café 2nd floor, your rental comes with a 400¥ drink (or is it the opposite? :-). Second picture is Akarengakan (red bricks hall) like in Yokohama but in a tiny version, an old wharehouse which has been renovated. The place is in Nichinan city, Aburatsu port and 9 times/10 I am alone in this large space. And you know what : it is free! (akarengakan.jp)

2020/01/05,
Short trip in Kagoshima with @canae_nakayama . Discovered Nagashima and fell instantly in love with the island. Also not too far the Akune station, one of the cutest stations I ever seen!

2020/01/02,
First run of the year, thinking of my dad who would have turned 75 y.o today...

2019/12/06,
Quick 2 days in Tokyo. Took off from Kagoshima airport. You can see Sakurajima in the back. Fixed gear bikes still big in Tokyo. Not photographed, I noticed : On the train wireless earbuds of all sorts.(bare with me, the country boy). My room near Nakameguro station was nice. So many tourists, what a change since I started to live here. No time for tourism myself this time though but glad I still could meet few friends

2019/11/17,
Tough day at the office! Tsuwabuki Half-Marathon in Nichinan. Conditions were perfect with a clear blue sky and pleasant temperature. Almost too hot towards the end in fact. My goal was : 44’+45’ for 10km x 2 and one last km with all I have. It turned into 44’ + on time until 13rd km and then survival mode. I don’t really understand as I felt easy during the first 10km but suddenly again like last year in Aya nothing in the tank anymore for the last third of the race. I have to revise my nutrition the days before and during the race because that doesn’t work. At all. Only positive point apart from 1st part is that I did not give up. And I could maintain somehow a pace that is easy usually but I had to battle for it. I sprinted the last km... in 4:56. Lol. I crashed passed the finish line and took me 10min. to be able to sit and stand-up. Final result 1:40, 5 minutes more than my goal... grr. Tomorrow I am turning 45 y.o and I still have hope I will improve. Is it denial? But I really want to complete a half-marathon running fully at what I should be able to. Time is not really important but I just want to have the satisfaction to produce an effort as planned. So I will try again. To finish with, big thank to @canae_nakayama 's team for the support!

2019/11/03,
Running encounter. Weed was cut on the banks of the river recently and this snake is probably confused about its living environment changing suddenly.

2019/10/23,
Nippon-African vibes in Aya-Cho . Hozu san playing the kora (21 string harp). Thank you @yawara_ya for the great musical evening.

2019/10/09,
Morning short ride in Aya to the bridge, fantastic weather. And as a proper Frenchman I bought the bread 🥖 on my way back home.

2019/10/07,
I have not surfed a lot this year but yesterday was a beautiful day in south Nichinan! This is a shot I took of @takayakamma surfing his small sponge board finless because why not :-)

2019/09/25,
That was a nice view to have when waking up. Bye bye ricefield! Hopefully it also means that finally autumn will set up.

2019/09/14,
Des arbres dans la ville, entre béton et bitume 🎵

2019/09/06,
Very pleasant dinner with @canae_nakayama at Jo no hira (地鶏庵 城の平) in Aya. Not expensive and great service.

2019/08/24,
Mini road trip this week-end with @canae_nakayama . First stop in Takaharu at the onsen and then stay at @sumrsurf office on a unique and improvised « bed » 😅 🛹. This morning, teaching yoga 🧘‍♀️class for Canae with @riejourney sensei while I rode up to the local mountain 🚵‍♂️ and went for a run along Aoshima beach 🏝 Then back to @cafe.zeal for a healthy 🥗 lunch ! Nice to be back in Aoshima after a month since I moved. 🤙

2019/08/17,
Perks of countryside : grabbing some fresh water from the source during the ride.

2019/07/28,
One more trail run at Inohae valley. Absolutely no one all the way up and down.

2019/07/21,
They did a great job @cafe.zeal . Beautiful mezzanine and nice place to chill.

2019/07/20,
梅雨 長すぎ

2019/07/14,
Ciel impressionniste au dessus du mont Takachiho.

2019/07/07,
Met a celebrity on my short run today! From and to the onsen. Hot and humid but still bearable for a jog. (Still went first to the cold bath of the onsen) Not the same for my friends who did Seagaia triathlon this morning ! @cmaris and @aoshimachintao Otsukaresama guys!

2019/06/29,
Snorkeling and free diving in Ko-uchiumi with @sumrsurf a few days ago, water was not very clear but we could see a wide range of fishes.

2019/06/27,
My usual run from home. To the sports park and back. Fun thing : thanks to the rain season the track field was covered with mushrooms!