On Monday March 31st I did 45 Kilometers (27 miles) around Kasado Jima in Shunan. The weather was great. My body was feeling good but my shoulder was a little sore. I have to keep practicing so my body can get ready for the 200Kilometer (124 mile) kayak trip to Korea. Also, I saw a large metal can of Japanese engine oil, which was floating by me as I finished my training. Here is my visual training log: https://cloud.gaiagps.com/public/UDBR3CuVnqJ7OTHiAttVLt62/Aerial/
Mont Bell Sponsorship
Going to Hiroshima for Sponsorship
Koji, Nao Miyoshi and I went to Hiroshima to visit two shops, Asses Bridge and Paddle Park. We gave them information about our expedition (thanks Sou, Rieko and Staomi for translating). The kayaking shop, Paddle Park, has a Nimbus expedition kayak for sale. Its a little expensive, about $3,500. We ate lunch at a great Udon shop after.
50K & Sunameri (Small Whales)
On March 22nd I did my longest training of 48.6km with Koji. It was hard and my body definitely has to get used to the long days of paddling. I really focused on my paddling technique and grip on the paddle. In the future I’m going to try to make every training paddle 50K or more. We also saw some Sunameri (Finless Porpoise) during the kayak training. Here is the visual training log https://cloud.gaiagps.com/public/SAjsUpoLWO0Fkn2qPmaEeX5e/Aerial/
New Zealand Artist Thijs de Koning designed some amazing shirts for the kayak expedition. To buy one, click this link to go to the Shirt Page http://japantokorea.asia/shirt/