Unoshima Onsen Ryokan
Travel Blogs from Hitachi
... a special mushroom planting drill bit. The mushroom spores are on wooden plugs, which we hammered into the holes. We watched our host go on a rampage with his backhoe to find trees for us to inoculate, knocking down what would amount to a small forest. The 1500 mushroom plugs we planted will be available to eat in two years!
We also did some other stuff like package dried sweet potatoes (they taste kind of like dates and are very good). We ...
Ok it's so, so late but I am going to try and write down what has happened so far... no doubt I'll miss heaps out and it may be months before I get to the actual living in Sapporo part of my story but hey, this is something!!
So Monday the 10th of January I left Perth and flew to Narita airport, Tokyo. I had an uneventful 4 hour stopover in Denpasar, Indonesia of which the most interesting thing that happened was I called Dad for about 5 minutes from an airport ...
... was this speed/reaction based card game which was quite fun (also the reason the blog is going up a bit late - expect it to happen again :p)
Apparently the prefecture north of us had a metre of snow today and lots of cars got trapped, but it was actually quite warm here/Mito. I STILL LIVE IN HOPE!
Meeting the mayor tomorrow and doing a tea ceremony as well. Will report back tomorrow. :)
Today we had a free day before Bernd's J-PARC shifts and before the late-season typhoon hits that’s bearing down on us … heavy rain in store the next 2-3 days. It has cooled off a lot, was cloudy, and there was a brisk wind, but it was still nice to get out and get some fresh air. We rode our bikes to other parts of town we hadn’t explored yet. We have a nice map ...
... every since.
We went to Kasama twice in 2007, but both times it was dreary and rainy. This was a beautiful clear day (sandwiched in between several days of rain and gray skies, so a doubly nice day to get out), and we wanted to see it in the sunshine. Last time I went with my sister and brother-in-law in early November, there were some gorgeous chrysanthemum displays. This time we were a bit disappointed because, while there were ...
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