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Sep 22, 2014 - N. of Japan

9 /22 Back in open sea although this time within sight of islands.  Tsi chi, library for a book (The Sheep Look Up by John Brunner), then later the talk by Prof Geo. McGuire about Cook's 3rd and last voyage.  Bon, Mari, & I are doing separate things so see each other in passing.  I spend lots of time in the room with my foot elevated. 9/23 Pick up our passports today (they've kept them until now).  Tai chi (golden raisins + gin soak eat 6 to 8/day, sit on ball, open scrabble), but the talk by Prof. Geo. McGuire was canceled due to falling...

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Dec 14, 2011 - Hokkaido, Japan

Hello Hokkaido, Japan Hokkaido (北海道, Hokkaidō) is the second largest, northernmost and least developed of Japan's four main islands. Its weather is harsh in winter with lots of snowfall, below zero temperatures and frozen seas, while in summer it does not get as hot and humid as in the other parts of the country. With its unspoiled nature, Hokkaido attracts many outdoor lovers, including skiers and snowboarders in the colder seasons and hikers, cyclists and campers from June to September.

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Hokkaido, Japan

Jun 23, 2009 - Hokkaido

Hokkaido, here we come! The northernmost of Japan’s four main islands, Hokkaido offers different scenery compared to the main land, where roads disappear into the horizon, forests are full-sized, and mountain-range sometimes makes you think you are in Canadian mountains. We flew for 1.5 hours from Tokyo to Sapporo, and then hired a car to drive around. This time we are travelling with Hiro’s mum and her friend, Mori-san who volunteered to be our tour guide to show us around Hokkaido as she was originally from there. We visited a few...

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