After our Rotary meeting and lunch today, I was treated to a trip to downtown Nagoya for an early dinner. By car this is about a 30 minute trip filled with endless stoplights. In a Boston Whaler with a 300 hp motor, we made it there in about 10 minutes. It was a great way to see Nagoya from a different angle. We traveled up the river to a point about 1 km from our home base hotel. On the way back we docked at a riverside restaurant and enjoyed some BBQ.
It's certainly the fastest I've traveled in a narrow canal, but he was a very good driver and traveled the route many times before.