Here it is CFB readers, the trip to Fukuoka!!! Sit down really, sit down!!!
The Coates family returned to the place they know best in Japan, Fukuoka, for our summer holidays.
Here is the first photo chosen by the chief editor, giving no clues whatsoever that we were in Fukuoka :)
Mama and Emma enjoyed Mama's local festival first during the summer vacation.
Fireworks were also beautiful. 花火もきれいでした
Water play, 水遊びと～～
Whether we're in Australia or Japan, pools and oceans tend to feature highly in our holidays!
Emma as usual is enjoying herself. 相変わらずのエマのはしゃぎぶり。
This is Emma with friends from her old kindergarten in Fukuoka, having a pretty good time by the looks of it...
Of course, we went also to the beach. We took the ferry from Fukuoka (with most of Japan!) to Iki island in Nagasaki Prefecture. We stayed in how can I put it, "modest" accommodation, but the location was perfect - just a 2 minute walk down the road to the nearby beach.
We also challenged ..... こんなのにも、チャレンジしてみました。
That's right! This is the Banana boat. Everyone enjoying very much.
It was quite shallow for some distance, beautiful, and very good beach. Emma is pictured below with something hanging off her chin, I do wish she'd remove that...
We did the barbecue at Mama's parents' home, and let off a few fireworks to annoy the neighbours.
A most enjoyable holiday, hopefully we'll all be back for New Years!