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... to me. So I had to trudge through snow and sleet for over a kilometre to get some food. And on the way I got splashed with ice water by 3 different passing vehicles. Awesome. I'm now tucked safely away in my traditional japanese room in my love hotel (which is actually quite cool), and I'm knackered! Hopefully the clouds clear tomorrow and I can see Mt Fuji before I go...the forecast bodes well. And yes, I did actually check the forecast this time. ...
... get views and photos of Fuji would be from the other side of one of the 5 lakes that surround fuji. I headed for lake kawaguchiko, the biggest of them and spent most of the day walking around it, walking a total of 11 miles. The lake is reminiscent of on of the Italian lakes and was nice enough even without Fuji being there. By mid afternoon I finally got the view I'd been hoping ...
... catching up with Norzin and trying to teach her the technical aspects of taking photos...f-stops, shutter speed and a bit about ev and ISOs. The practical lesson will come tomorrow with a visit to Lake Shirokoma.
It was late when we got back to the ryokan. Thank goodness! I could now have a bath at the public bathroom with no one else to see me in the nudies. There were three other families there at the ryokan.
... were not aware of it, just slowly strolled along the crowd. Fortunately they waited for everyone from the central line to get on the yoshida line, two-car nostalgia train. Slow, but very crowded. Mt. Fuji appeared a while, and soon hid itself in the cloud.
After reaching the final destination, Kawaguchi Lake (river mouth), it's already noon. We had lunch (Udon and rice curry shaped like Mt. Fuji) there before taking a bus to the lakeside. We rented small pedal ...
... our descent and walk slowly down. Now the suffering starts as climbing down is becoming the bigger challenge than the hike up. The gravel is loose and you have to pick carefully where to step without loosing the balance.
Now I regret that I wear soft shoes and my toes start to hurt. The climbing down takes all of our forces and we think that we have used the same amount of time as going up.