Rikuto’s First Time at the Beach

I can’t believe it’s been two months since I last posted on the Long Countdown. I even missed the last Japan Blog Matsuri about Favorite Places in Japan, which was a shame because this place would certainly qualify:

A beach in Shimoda, Shizuoka prefecture

This is one of many beautiful, sandy beaches at the foot of Shizuoka prefecture’s Izu Peninsula. We went down there in Golden Week, and it was Rikuto’s first time ever to see the sea and play in the sand.

About to enter the water

Ricky wasn’t scared at all of the crashing waves… in fact, he quite enjoyed splashing around in the water.

Rikuto plays in the sea for the first time

You can tell by his trousers in the last part of the video below that he got wet to the waist when he inevitably fell on his bum as one wave caught him by surprise.

We had a great time, thanks to the beautiful weather and wonderful hosts at EigoHomestay.com.

If you’re wondering where I’ve been for the last two months, I’ve actually been very active on the net, most recently blogging on the JapanSoc blog and BloggerTools.net. I’ve also racked up over a thousand posts on Twitter if you’d like to follow me there.

3 comments

  1. Keith

    Rikuto is I’m sure to be one of the greats of surfing in years to come. Not only was he one of the very few children to go straight in the water with no fear at all, he also placed his hand into my dog’s mouth to probably check her teeth.
    Now considering that my dog is a Husky and not that small at all, quite a brave feat indeed!!! (Maybe he wants to be a Surfer/Vet)
    We have had quite a lot of children stay at our house and I have never seen that before!!!!

    • Nick Ramsay

      That was quite frightening when he put his chubby little hand between Momo’s jaws, but then again, Momo is such a scaredy-dog that she doesn’t even bark, let alone bite! :-D

  2. Mum

    That is a wonderful video, Nick. Ricky is so cute and very brave. I am not sure I like his attitude to dogs though. That seems rather scary. I came here via Rikuto.com.

    Mum