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.
Gravel Cycling: Just Ride (then print)
Combining the gravel bike and the camera makes riding even more interesting. I rarely come back with any photos that I find particularly interesting but at least it helps me to see. After all, the bicycle and camera are two of the most wonderful inventions humanity has ever come up with.
Tokyo 2020 and Multiple Exposures
t’s too hot to do anything vigorous outdoors at the moment. Seeng the Norwegian triathlete vomiting after crossing the finishing line this morning (a 6:30 am start?) was proof of that.
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.
New Year and The Local Shrine
For the past few years I have been going to the local shrine at new year to photograph and build a body of work. Unsurprisingly this year was unlike previous ones. On the steps leading up to the shrine were signs informing visitors of social distancing and mask necessities, and 5 p.m. closures — reminders…
Walking: One Kilometre Radius, Eight Kilometre Walk
Ideas for hikes, walks, or bike rides usually start to take fruition around Thursday of any given week. An idea is picked out of the void, worked with, tweaked, and then usually put into action over the weekend.
Hiking: Jōkōji – Mt. Dōju
17 years. That’s how long I’ve been cycling past the entrance to the Tōkai Shizen Hodō (東海自然歩道) next to Jōkōji Station (定光寺駅) without ever venturing past the entrance.
Hiking and the Emotional Pull of Family
Nothing new here but… Graham admits he was a little scared to have kids and so was I.