Leaving port at Fukuoka, Japan, bound for Busan, South Korea.
Our fast ferry boat, the "Queen Beetle", takes less than 4 hours at 40-45 mph between ports to cover 135 miles, $350 round trip for the two of us (we're returning to Japan in 2 weeks via the reverse route).
What appears to be senior Japanese ferry managers wave to us as we depart, typical Japanese reverence for their customers. The port control tower keeps a watchful eye on us as well.
We see slower ships coming and going as we leave the outer port area...
...and other things hanging out along the way. One crane is a baseball umpire "you're out!", the other is football - "touch-down!" Even our ferry captain is a bit distracted, I think we just missed those shallows marked by the light-house, in broad daylight no less.
Speaking of bananas, time for brunch, fired-up fresh Margherita pizza right aboard our yacht (ferry).
We're now approaching Busan, South Korea, seeing these really big ships, also coming and going.
That's an amazing approach ramp to the big harbor bridge, could you imagine drifting a fast car all the way to the top.
Forget drifting, look, that UFO is about to thread the bridge tower, so amazing indeed.
There's a lot of modern stuff happening here in Busan.
The fun ferry "flight" is over too soon, we arrive in Busan, South Korea.
We're a bit hungry again after checking into our hotel, and went to look at the local street food offerings. Several people were eating away at these stick foods, but we kept moving along to see more.
We tried the seafood pancake, which filled our bellies enough for now.
Chicken-man waves to the restaurant driving by.
Of course, we find another brewery to celebrate our successful trip over to Korea.