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... not so much... But we had fun!
After a light dinner I got stuck into some writimg and uploading - even though I'd had two weeks on Adak, the internet was so bad it was hard to do certain things, whereas here in Japan the hotel wifi is splendid. If only I could say the same for the Hokkaido red wine - blah! It was so sweet! Luckily the room had a sink. And a bin.
... whether I go ahead and write a book...
Anyway, where was I?
Peter Steeger is a German pilot and flight instructor living in Japan who also arranges flight clearances and planning services for aircraft transiting through Japan. The process is incredibly detailed and drawn out, he has been of immense assistance. Up until a couple of years ago it was all but impossible to pass through Japan in an experimental registered plane, but he ...
I should precede todays story by telling you about the planning at the tourist information centre.... we approached the lady and asked about going to the snow.....she ummed and ahhhh-ed and said "we haven't realy had any here this year" we explained we were happy to travel somewhere else for the day...she looked at her PC and finally said "OK, so if you catch the train here (circles stop on rail map) and then catch a bus for 30min there will be some ...
... directly out of the front through a large window. We transferred at Kamikawa to a local bus which took us to the onsen (spa) village of Sōunkyō. The small village was easily walkable and we dropped into the tourist information to plan of the next couple of days activities. The old Japanese couple were very friendly and gave good recommendations, but were especially funny when Jen asked about the possibility of encountering bears, of which they ...
... National Park.
Leaving Sapporo, we drove along the coast for a while and through a
few fishing villages. There were thousands of dragonflies that all
seemed to be moving in one direction (migrating perhaps?) around one
of the villages. The countryside that we drove through along the
coast was quite mountainous, but absolutely beautiful. I couldn't
take a picture of all of it because of the sheer scope of the view,