On The Road Japan 2013 Interactive Tour.

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    Is it better to return from Japan in March to Wellington to see a Pixies concert?
    Very high odds possibly not, when you consider the cost and that you can watch it on TV.
    Ibid.
    Then there is the earth quake risk.
    Sorry to go on about it, but Naritasan is really worth a visit for Japanese Temples and Gardens 101 if you are waiting for your plane.
    Be warned they have no seats on the platform. There is a dedicated waiting room though, if you want to go upstairs..

     
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    Dutch Bridge Hirado.
     
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    What is it about stratovolcanoes?
     
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    Yakushima

    You may sense that we were entranced
    We fly Air NZ and therefore miss out on JAL's domestic gaijin fares restricted to One World.
    (Where as ANA charges a little more and is open to all gaijin but only fly to Kagoshima) (as do Jetstar)
    So anyway when you are casting your askance eye around at all your fellow travellers in the lift queues at Hirafu and Hakuba and Myoko and Nozawa, think about it.
    The winters are mild and JAL fly from Osaka direct, on occasion.
    Hopefully, if the wind is out of the Northwest, off China and Korea all the rain will drain our collective smog away.
     
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    May your inner Ndoro Donker be with you this festive season
    whatever sort it is
     
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    2016.
    Best Japanese snow and other stuff year ever for us.
    May 2017 be so for you.
     
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    “We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”

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    Niseko Avalanche Report:
    No new snow and the out of bounds area is tracked out

    Annupuri Gate 7 will open today. Follow the instruction and enter “Aee-Sawa” from the gate. However the area is already ruined thanks to all the violators. Bushes are still thick in the out of bounds area and tricky to come back in. Beware of collisions, slipdrops and falling into stream holes.

    There are more people entering the strictly off-limits areas of Yu no sawa and Haru no Taki to seek fresh lines. We strongly demand everyone to acknowledge the gist of the Niseko Rules and respect them. The freedom to ride out of bounds is only protected by having the Rules in place. Violators will be severely punished. Any ropes shall not be crossed.

    The groomers are in a fantastic condition today.
     
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    Where are we Toto? Last picture?
     
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    A beach near the start of the very slightly Long opposite to North Road through the World Heritage Area on Yakushima.

    Shore dump is very unusual (and was super scary) as there are no tetrapods within, maybe kilometres?
     
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    Oh you mean the last one.
    Only MG has been told that.
    There were clues in the contemporary thread.
    We just fluked it.
    Story of small fields.
    Going back thereabouts this year, but with few expectations.
     
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    So anyway.
    Just hire a car with 4wd and snow tires and drive.

    Although I've been negative about Hakuba over the years, some guys there encouraged me to do so.
    It was kind of radical back then!
    Thanks for that, it has made our Japanese experience so so much better.
    Oh if you don't score 4wd, just relax, you probably don't need it.
    So anyway.
     
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    When all is said and done
    How important is the drop knee turn?
    We had the privilege of running into Midget Farrelly at Tamarin Bay quite a while ago.He was a very nice guy.
    Surf was flat.
    We'd go back to Batu Karas, but it was so polluted.
    Oh crap, the captured photons have addled my mind,or is it the other way around, this is a Japanese thread , right?
     
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    Hard to know what you can run nowadays

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    If I needed another hero it would be this guy.
    Likeness apparently is entirely imaginative.
    Ah the 1600's.
     
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    This is where they murdered Julius Caesar.
    Over by the portico in the distance.
    Eventually, Octavian killed everybody else as was necessary to his cause and died at 75 of natural causes.

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    The streets of Rome are filled with rubble.
    ETC.
     
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    I was reading the latest Surfer magazine at the library at lunchtime.
    Well, I only read the editorial and looked at all the pics..
    The editor (my failed efforts to hijack these may mean you may have to read this in your own library) made some pretty pointed comments about social media, particularly in regard to the display of visual content, I would have to agree with.
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    Seppo editors.
    Who amongst us in the outside world should care.
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    As for 80's music, at the time I was otherwise occupied and we didn't have all this free www stuff and I was biased. I am pleased to go back and find such fine tunes.
     
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    Love watching those balletic Japanese carving guys on their short as boards
    Shadowed 2 of them down a run
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    Times have changed.
    Never seen perspex so pristine
    Nor had a ride so smooth on the rickety hooded 3
    Who would have thought you'd be surprised to hear that Strine twang.
    Or see the forbidden powder fields under the Higashiyama gondola gutted like that?
    Not us.
     
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    Part 2 please - phone takes 15 min. to load this.
    (or new phone? :whistle: )
     
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    Worth coming to Niseko just to ride the new hooded 4.
    Rolls Royce of lifts.
     
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    Yes, that concrete seawall.

     
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