Typhoon Number 11 (August 17)

It has been quite some time since a typhoon passed close enough to make some waves in the Shizuoka area.  Here’s what the wave forecast looked like for east Japan this morning: Even without knowing exactly where we live, you can see that most of eastern Japan was expecting some larger than average waves.

Round 2 – Typhoon #5 (June 4th)

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, Typhoon #5 passed Shizuoka. While walking to the car after my afternoon class finished, I could hear the waves breaking. (On normal days, you can’t hear the waves). I knew that a few surfers go out when there is a typhoon swell, so I decided to check it […]

Mt. Fuji – after the storm

Typhoon Number 4 is on the way, it rained quite heavily last night and was raining this morning when I arrived at work. By the time my first class finished, the rain had stopped and the sun came out. Here is a picture of Mt. Fuji from my desk. In the foreground you can see […]

May 14th – Part Deux

I was game for trying a new point, so I put on a T-shirt and jumped in the car.  (I must have looked ridiculous – I was half-wearing a wetsuit and a T-shirt).  There was no way I was going to bother taking off my wetsuit and then put it back on in a few […]

May 14th – Typhoon No. 2

Like usual, the forecast was for rain.  When I rolled out of bed at 5:30 am, it was raining.  It don’t look like it was raining too hard so I got ready.  When I went outside, it was raining hard enough that I got an umbrella and was having second thoughts about going.  These thoughts […]