Nishiyaizu Central Hotel
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... had booked for the night. This was an older facility that was showing some age but still in good shape. My tatami room was huge, had an ocean view and could comfortably sleep six (since there were six futons stacked in the futon cupboard). I had a great wash and soak in the onsen facility and then a huge meal served in my room. I ate alone watching baseball on Japanese TV. It must be the playoffs as there seemed to be a lot ...
I awoke early yesterday morning and I had very little planned for the daytime. I would be taking the 8 o'clock bus to the Yoshida trail 5th station so needed to just rest as much as I could until then, and hopefully get some more sleep from midday. I walked to the bakery to get myself a delicious breakfast, did some last minute research on the climb and continuously checked the weather forecast (it was due to be perfect conditions). I tried to sleep but I was full of ...
... shivering and cursing our stupidity for not bringing more dry layers.
Eventually we got going again, but only made it to the next station before another lengthy stop. This time, we found a little first aid hut which we all squeezed into. Marion was struggling with the cold at this point, so she stripped off and hung her clothes up to try and let them dry out a bit. In total, we were sat in this little hut for about an hour and a quarter. We were still well ahead ...
... jumpers whilst eating sandwiches on the crater rim. The top wasn't as busy as we'd expected with only a handful of groups (including army troops) spaced over the very wide rim. We decided to walk all the way around, which started with a steep ascent to the very peak where an automated weather station was perched high above the fluffy white clouds below. The rim track then went though an exposed section where the wind was so strong it nearly blew us off and we were bent ...
... Fuji walking sticks embossed with stamps from the stations on the route up.
Suddenly whoops and cheers erupted from outside ... it couldn't be... it was! A momentary golden split in the clouds with just the briefest of glimpses of the sunrise! While Howard returned back inside to try and keep warm, Tubbz and I stayed outside for about 20 minutes - elated and, every once in a while, managing to capture a clearing in the clouds, revealing just ...
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