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random tales from strange lands this is a tale of my attempt to follow the summer to different parts of our world and how it appears to me


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Fresh water - whats going on??

Sunday, 7 Oct 2007 | Views [666] | Comments [1]

I ended up in a tent on a lake shore, only a few other people around and a few trees leaning to the sun. Not bad for a destination that i didnt really know anything about! :) I had been in Kobe city for a couple of days, catching up with Josh & Sue ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Life on the Beaches

Saturday, 29 Sep 2007 | Views [865]

Ive just had a fun week cruising around the eastern side of Shikoku island. I found a few beautiful beaches, a temple in the clouds, friendly locals to give me rides around and a couple of other travellers too :) My first stop was a little bay just ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine

Tropical islands & Tranquil Temples

Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | Views [616]

Ive been doing a few trips to beautiful islands & secluded temples recently - around Takamatsu, on Shikoku isl.  Shodoshima was just 30 minutes away on the fast ferry, where we were welcomed by more humidity & glaring sunshine. Its defintely ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Osaka Spa Resort!!

Thursday, 30 Aug 2007 | Views [1037] | Comments [1]

We had an awesome stop over on our road trip back north after a few days in Shikoku (thats a different story...). H-san found it for us & the in-car GPS showed us the way there. The hotel was awesome!!  Up on the 8th floor was a swimming pool &... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation

Shikoku Swimming... and dancing

Tuesday, 28 Aug 2007 | Views [1236]

I just spent a few days down south on tropical Shikoku island, with 2 aussies & 3 Japanese lifeguards.  Our mission was to do water safety patrol for a swim event at Anan beach, but we had plenty of spare time to check out a few other beaches &... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine

what i dont like...

Friday, 17 Aug 2007 | Views [661]

First, a disclaimer of sorts... this might not be a fun story to read, but i wanted to write about some problems here... So not everything in Japan has been amazing & fun on this trip... Every day at the beach i was reminded of a problem which i ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

Takahagi waves & lifeguarding

Monday, 13 Aug 2007 | Views [1038]

I guess ive been in Takahagi for a couple of weeks now? Its been alot of fun really :)  The beach is a bit like Mt Maunganui or Mangawhai Heads (for you kiwis) - mellow surf, clear water and white sand. Well, the sand seems more grey on the cloudy days ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine

Takahagi Beach Funtimes

Monday, 23 Jul 2007 | Views [1115] | Comments [1]

So now ive moved on up the coast, to Takahagi. I didnt know what to expect ata all, but I think ive struck some good luck :)  The apartment that Im sharing with the other 4 lifeguards is right on the beach, about 20 min walk from our patrolling area.... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine

Beaches + Waves + Storms + Fine Cuisine

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2007 | Views [641]

Well, i tried to post a story a few days ago, but it never got there :( Anyway, i was hunkering down as a typhoon broke over us, with some pretty strong winds and rain & horrendous humidity.  I had been out early that morning for a surf with a couple ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine



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