Sorry for the lack of post last night. It was our last night on tour so some celebrations were required. There are one or two woeful faces on the bus this morning. Usually I'd give it a nudge but I wasn't well yesterday and had taken some very strong Japanese painkillers. So that meant only a wee taste of sake for me.
We are on our way to the airport now, it's an approx 2 hour flight to Tokyo. The pocket wifi system here has been brilliant, I have a wee battery run gadget that sits in my bag and allows me wifi in the move. It saves changing sim cards and also works for the laptop.
There has been noticeably less snow here last our previous places but it did snow last night and there was a pile on the inside of my windowsill. Yes, I do sleep with the window open even when its -8 or so. The Japanese hotels are very very hot. The only one of us happy to sleep in 23-25 degree temps is Thena from Malaysia. Maybe I should be acclimatizing given the heat you are experiencing back home.
Something I have never experienced before is that this hotel has a full length mirror actually IN the shower cubicle. Seriously weird. When I mentioned it over dinner last night one of the guys said he boogies away in the shower until its mists over. Hmm I did not want that picture in my head!
These images are from the day before yesterday. I shot only a couple of pictures yesterday.
Although, wandering around yet another boatyard, I came across a Stellar's Sea Eagle sitting on a lamp post. I shot a lot of those the last time I was in Hokkaido. They are seriously endangered so it was quite a surprise to see him just sitting there. I took his portrait but I've been having problems with my big lens from the day we landed in Hokkaido. It won't auto focus any more & manually focusing on a flying bird is simply impossible, so he is just sitting there on his lamp post. As I didn't do any editing last night that'll have to wait for another day. Gotta go