- - - 2/23/2014 - - -

Ume Flowers and Snow Hiking

Filed under: — Andy @ 6:12 pm

For this month’s mountain we went down to Yugawara and started our hike by walking through a plum garden and enjoying the blossoms. The hike up the top was not too hard and the lunch at the top was great as usual. The plan was to go to the next peak over and then down the mountain, however due to the amount of snow on the ground it didn’t quite go as planned. Along the way we lost the path and had to make our own up the mountain. Trudging knee deep in snow we finally found another path and followed it. When we finally made it to the top were we had a good view, we realized that we completely bypassed the mountain we intended to go to and made it to the top of the following peak. Still, the view was great and I really enjoyed the whole exploring unknown paths through the snow aspect.

- - - 2/17/2014 - - -

Kamakura Cafe + Daibutsu

Filed under: — Andy @ 5:54 pm

We went to a small Korean cafe in Kamakura that we have passed before and wanted to try.

Sweets after lunch.

At the daibutsu. It had been a while since I have been there.

Collecting shells on the beach.

- - - 2/9/2014 - - -

Hiking after Snow

Filed under: — Andy @ 5:50 pm

The day after the snow storm we took a small hike up the local mountain.

- - - 2/8/2014 - - -

Snow day + igloo

Filed under: — Andy @ 12:57 am

We had a blizzard and lots and lots of snow! Last year we also had a day with lots of snow, but this year there was even more snow. I was able to get my housemates out for a snowball fight, and to make a snowman. There was so much snow, that a couple of us spent a few hours collecting it and putting it in a giant pile to make an igloo.

- - - 2/4/2014 - - -

Homemade Clam Chowder

Filed under: — Andy @ 1:59 am

We made homemade clam chowder, with homemade bread bowls!

- - - 2/3/2014 - - -


Filed under: — Andy @ 1:41 am

We had another Setsubun party this year.

- - - 2/2/2014 - - -

Hakuba Snowboarding

Filed under: — Andy @ 7:59 pm

I went snowboarding this year with my hiking friends. It had been two years since I last went snowboarding as I was injured last year with a dislocated shoulder. It took me a few runs but I soon got the hang of it again. Hopefully I can go a few more times this year before the season is over.