On The Road Japan 2013 Interactive Tour.

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    Why the long face?

    cos every pic link is broken. Luckily the music links still work.
     
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    It is a fair cop.
    Google based pics have become very very ephemeral.

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    Just 10 years ago this was considered a major deal, driving from Niseko to Furano.
    It was partly in a ****ing full on blizzard.
    Mind you, I've never been back.
    Another can of worms.
     
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    I guess If you're an old volcano you've probably seen lots of things.




     

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    We parked our Mazda Demio or similar within sight of our hotel room, but walked around for about an hour before finding this waterfall which ranks somewhere in the rank of the best Japanese waterfalls.
    We were shadowed by a Japanese cyclist (this may happen to you at any time, there are bicycle henro) refreshingly as lost as we were.
    Having found it we exchanged a basic greeting to the very young chap and smiled warmly in the cold.
    We passed some sort of large hospital in the middle of almost nowhere on the way.
    The bus stop was empty.
     

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    So there are mountains covered with various depths of snow.


     
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    Just on down the road apiece at @1pm Saturday gone they were turning folk back,road closed as carparks full.
    (Image is a couple of weeks ago, even crazier crowds ibid)
    They had to go back to National Park, the most depressing village in all of NZ, and catch some bus.
    When you arrived at the promised land of ice and snow, maybe 50 minutes later? you would get to slide down with a multitude of your bros, some dangerously out of control on narrow, rocky and lumpily convoluted trails.
    We got to cruise on up courtesy of some of the best several hundreds of NZ dollars I've ever spent on H20 in solid state.
    Early season W'papa.
    I love this old volcano.
     

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    Photobucket want 400 Seppo bucks for each orbit of the Earth around Sol, to allow "3rd party access".

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    Everything (except PB) has been returned that was owed?
    Thanks.
     
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    You should lock your car when you're skiing if you don't want that to happen.
     
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    We met another sort of Gringo on this beach.
    He and his 2 dogs were the only other souls around.
    Never mind Descartes.
    He'd moved down from Canada 15 years ago and seemed to know where NZ was.
    He had a broad hat, but was very tanned.
    I worried about his skin cancer risk.
    Canadians probably didn't grow up with slip,slop,slap.
     
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    The old fella in fine mood this week.
    Helicopters are banned here, we have to rely on cars.
    Mind you, you can catch a train to National Park, an awesome rail trip probably, and RAL will then shuttle you up. Then you could stay at the Chateau.
    The old fella has been in fine mood this week.
     
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    Turoa.
    We only come here for the botany.
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    tempting you to defy it.
     
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    Kaifu Rivermouth.
    Not going off.
    Tracks magazine suggested it was controlled by the Yakuza last year, very disappointing.



    Their reply to my email that that was BS was very defensive.

    To live outside the law you must be honest.
     
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