New years resolution - less time with the phone, more time with enjoying life.
Get out in the fresh air and walk, walk everywhere!
Speaking of bon voyage...
The Peace Boat was back in town and I happened to be at Osanbashi pier when it departed.
Having spent many years on ships I'm happy to be with the people on the pier saying goodbye to the people on the Peace Boat.
Is she here to wish a friend farewell or maybe good riddance - we'll never know.
Lots of good feelings on the pier.
The Peace Boat readies to depart.
The streamers are flying.
The horn blasts as the ship begins to move away from the pier.
Some laugh, some cry, some hide their emotions.
Watching the ships roll in
And then I watch them roll away again
--Steve Cropper, Otis Redding
The Kodak moment.
And, the last farewell.
Now she's gotta get turned around.
Luckily there's a tug boat to help get her pointed in the right direction.
Nobody leaves until the ship's gone - that's the way it works around here.
The tug has her where she needs to be and soon she'll be headed out of the harbor, destination Hokkaido!
Heading back into town, time to move on.
Yokohama is a great place to be and we're all damn glad to be here.
Another day, another bunch of people and places to see.
Do you wanna have some fun? There's a place I know where everyone has fun!
The ice skating rink!
Safety helmet - good idea.
Young and old, everyone enjoys ice skating.
Okay, enough of the rink. Back out on Osanbashi pier.
I think word's out that this is a great place for a cheap date.
It's also a great place to take the kids.
Some kids are more grown up than others.
Hey! From the end of the pier we can see Mt. Fuji today!
Another guy that didn't get the memo on the New Year resolution to put the phone away.
Baby it's cold out here and it seems that nobody cares.
Just bundle up and keep moving.
Life goes on.
A couple of faces ready for a smile.
He thinks love is wonderful; little does he know that the man training has just begun and she's the instructor.
Button up that overcoat; there's a chill in the air.
We're starting the New Year in style with a ride at Sea Paradise Amusement Park.
A view to the New Year and as always...
Thanks for stopping by!