Archives: Rainy Season Gifu Ride
There has always been a part of me that relishes the knowledge that more than likely I was the only one out there on a road bike that day. Even now as the weekend downpour shows no sign of letting up part of me wants to be outside.
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: Archive – Eboshigatake ・烏帽子ヶ岳
Eboshigatake (烏帽子ケ岳) near Matsukawa in southern Nagano was my first real hike and it’s one I plan on returning to again in the near future.
Photography: Camera Gear for Hikes and Bicycle Rides
13th October, 2021I’ve since updated my camera to a Panasonic LUMIX S5. You can read about it here. I previously wrote about the camera gear I use when bike packing here but since the outdoor activities I do in Japan have changed over the last couple of years I thought it might be a good…
These wouldn’t have happened a few years ago. I would have known instantly that I’d messed up the exposure, deleted them, and started again. But you can’t do that with film. All technical failures. But failures that, for me, do a pretty good job of expressing what it felt like to spend a few isolated…
Tsuruga, in Fukui prefecture on the Sea of Japan coast and less than 100km from Kyoto (115km from Nagoya), is a pleasant part of central Japan. Unfortunately it’s also home to three nuclear power stations, one of which geologists say lies under the Urasoko faultline (浦底断層) which is capable of causing a major 7.4M earthquake…
Photography: Tarumi ・樽見
I enjoy detours. I was heading to Sekigahara in Gifu, the location of a major battle between two different clans back in 1600, but saw a tiny “one man densha” at Ogaki station (densha is Japanese for train) that was heading north into the mountains. I decided to jump on and let it take me…
Photography: The Mie Coast
More from last week’s trip to Minami Ise’s coast. 南伊勢地方の海岸や漁港 website – www.seanbreslin.net