Life: Backpacking Australia in the 1990s
Photo Above: Remnants of a bush fire in northern Western Australia. I’ve always had more interest in Australia than anywhere else. More so even than Japan or the U.K. My goal in my youth was to get as far away from the U.K. as possible. It had nothing to do with the U.K. I just…
Cycling: Still Riding & Beware of Bears
Hello there keen hikers, cyclists, and all round outdoor adventurers. Remember that hike I posted last week? There’s something about it I neglected to tell you.
Hiking: Mt. Kasagi
Photo above – A brief glimpse of the Mt. Shiomi area in the Minami Alps. As I mentioned in a previous post the trails are set to reopen soon and that means longer hiking on more mountains. To get ready I went on a short solo hike up Mt. Kasagi (笠置山) in Ena, Gifu prefecture…
Japan hasn’t been forced into self-isolation yet which honestly is quite worrying. Why is the rest of the world locking its doors while Japan isn’t?
Adventure: Trips to Australia
Photo above: From a personal perspective I could stand and photograph surfers all day long. I’m in Australia at the moment which a small group of Japanese kids. The reason? To hopefully instill a sense of adventure into the children’s lives and open their eyes to the possibilities of a world beyond Japan. Coronavirus be…
Adventure: In the Beginning it was the E.U.
On January 31st the U.K. left the E.U. and it has made me sad, ashamed, and angry.
Photography: Kushiro Shitsugen・釧路湿原
Whenever I’m alone in the mountains, whether it’s cycling, hiking, camping, or just taking photos, there are times when I stop what I’m doing, take a long look around and contemplate the existence of places like Tokyo, Osaka, or Nagoya. Stood in the middle of nowhere it often amazes me that they actually exist. Everyone…