Episode Seven – Still leaving Hokkaido!


Seven days after leaving Hokkaido we are still in Hokkaido.
Sailed as far as Esashi, 90Nm south of our start point before the weather turned. Been stuck in port waiting for a weather window for the last week. Weather has now turned to full on winter mode with gales, snow and big seas. But it looks like we have a small break around Tuesday lunchtime.
In the meantime we rent a small car and drive around the coast checking out the small fishing ports for emergency shelter should the weather turn. Plus we head into Hakodate and check out the Pacific.

Kaiyō Maru (old ship):
Becky Bakery:


Esashi town:


Video shot and edited on my phone.
Music by Sam
What are we living for
Tip of my tongue

This video is part of a series as I help the owner of SV Freelancer, a 28 foot Bristol Channel Cutter, sail from Hokkaido to Kagoshima in November. A trip of close to 1300nm and not at the best time of the year to do so with winter temperatures, snow and deep lows spawning in the Japan Sea.