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A windsurfing Adventure on Lake Biwa’s West Side

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James Split (USA)
Andrew Eason (USA)
Damon Mitchell (UK)
Roxy Mirshahi (UK)
Seong Won Hur (Korea)
Akitoshi Yoshida(Japan)

Date
Aug 1, 2011

At the BSC Watersports Centre visitors can enjoy a wide variety of activities on and around the lake.We attempted to windsurf. (Note the word “attempt.”)

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    A warm welcome at BSC.

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    The campers were eager to try out their English with us.

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    Curry for lunch - Yummy!

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    We split up and each sit down for lunch with a different group of kids.

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    Really? You think Doraemon is better than Anpanman?!?

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    Say cheese!

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    Ahhhhh! (Water spillage)

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    Mr. Inoue (the owner) welcomed us to BSC.

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    After lunch we headed to the shore.

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    Some assembly required.

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    A quick crash course on how to windsurf.

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    … And away we go!

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    Now it's time for the real thing.

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    Heave-ho, me hearties!

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    "Catch me if you can!"

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    The sail was harder to pull up than expected… don't give up!

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    Cannonball!

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    After an hour of flailing about it was time for a much needed break.

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    … wait, you mean we've supposed to stay ON the surfboard?

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    Safety first - life jackets on everyone.

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    Maybe we should have joined the kids Kayaking.

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    The sail is up! Not long before it goes down again…

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    "I meant to do that."

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    Almost there! Soon I'll be gliding over the water (probably).

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    Come back Andrew!

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    She makas it look so easy!

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    In the water! Again. Splashy, splashy, fun, fun!

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    Concentration and balance - two things I wish I had now.

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    Woo! We're windsurfing!

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    Just when we got the hang of things… time up.

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    Now, which direction is the wind coming from?

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    Windsurfing is a great workout. Three instant hunks are created.

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    That’s the way we roll.

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    … and now for a word from our sponsors. (Thank you!)

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    Boundlessly beautiful Biwako.

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    We are in the showers (no cameras all owed). Enjoy this photograph of the lake instead.

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    Time to go home soon - wish we could stay and camp with the kids.

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    S.W.A.G.!

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    It'll look good here!

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    Sun - kissed and exhausted, but tired!

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