2009年の夏の私達。 Yuzo and me back in 2009 summer. (No Sana yet.)
2010年8月に見えた二重の虹。くっきりと半円に見える、素晴らしい光景でした。 Two layered rainbow we saw back in 2010 August. It was almost a half circle, very clear and beautiful view.
大公開！咲名おなかで7ヶ月。このお腹で、四万十3.5km完泳しました！（お勧めはできません。） Jajah--n! Sana 7 months in my tummy :D! 2010 Aug. I completed 3.5km swim in the SHIMANTO river with her! (although I won't recommend this to anyone.)
I think it was maybe 5 years ago when we first found this place KAIYU. Actually it was "Ohki" beach which struck my heart with a first sight, the beach is white (which is rare in Japan), water is so transparent and the wave... really good for surfing!
We visited KOUCHI every year with our University friends, to attend a swimming competition at SHIMANTO river (which is famous for it's beauty in Japan). KAIYU locates 20-25 min drive from SHIMANTO river. When we did a sight seeing, checking ASHIZURI Promontory（足摺岬）, this white beach caught my eyes and I just said "Hey!! Let's drive by that beach!!".
The Ohki beach was just great. Even after swimming 5 km a while ago, we jumped into the ocean and enjoyed there for another few hours.
And then, when we looked up, there was a white building on a hill beside the beach. "What's that?" "Maybe a hotel?". We went up and checked, it said "Hot spring Available". How perfect it was. After an ocean swim with salty skin, we found hot spring place! Yes, and it is "KAIYU" where we found, and who could tell at that point that we will come visit here again and again and again every year.
I could say this place is somewhat "addictive". Your body would tell you that you can fully enjoy the entire environment. Water, wind, fire, green and the sun & moon. Well, I should not say too much, I should say, please come here and see how your body would feel.