Wildlife in an Urban Sprawl
n recent weeks I’ve started looking much closer at the wildlife around my neighbourhood than ever before and it’s surprising to see what’s right there in front of you, sometimes right on your doorstep.
Adventure: Hiking for Kids in Once a Year Snow
Hiking up Mt. Miroku in once a year snow as the leader of a new local hiking club for kids.
Shonai River Trail Run
Mix it up. Try something new. Avoid routine. You only cycle, or hike, or run in the neighbourhood so go out when it’s 0°C and run in the mud. Bump up the contrast and try black and white again (breaking your own rules as you go).
Hiking: Jōkōji – Mirokuyama
Saturday was a washout with heavy rain all day but that made for a lush forest with a gushing, overflowing tiny stream running down through it on Sunday. Slippy and treacherous rocks, yes, but if you take it slowly and look where you’re going you have little to worry about.
Hiking: The Three Peaks / Keeping it Simple
OK, I get it. Raising kids is hard. Harder than I thought. Much harder. Throw in work, the rainy season, the virus, the insane heat and humidity of the the Japanese summer and getting out to hike even in my local hills is difficult to do. But last night I managed to escape for a…
Walking: Shutter Sounds and Raindrops
This past week has been one of the most emotionally challenging weeks of my life and it’s not over yet. But it’s probably not what you’re thinking. Yes, my day-to-day work life has had to change due to the virus but this emotion is the result of a change which, when it finally happens in…
Hiking: Kasugai’s Three Peaks
Stand pretty much anywhere in Nagoya with an elevated view and look northeast. You’ll see a small mountain range slowly being eaten away by a quarry.