Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Japanese Squirrel

Japanese Squirrel in the heatwave
Japanese Squirrel, originally uploaded by jonallen01966.

We went to the Inokashira park at the weekend. Most of the park is given over to a small zoo. There is a squirrel enclosure where hundreds of these cute little creatures are free to run around. There were record high temperatures and it was just too hot for this one!

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Hokkaido Photos

I finally got around to uploading some higher quality photos from our holiday in Hokkaido.
This one, of the open road sums it up quite nicely.
Hokkaido road
This is Mt Rausu on the Shiretoko peninsula

Mt Rausu

Oshinkoshin waterfall on the Shiretoko peninsula
Oshinkoshin waterfall

This is one of several very beautiful butterflies we saw

And this was the huge octopus we saw when diving off the coast of Shiretoko, Sea of Ohkotsk.
Diving off the coast of Shiretoko penisula
(My thanks to our very able instructor for taking the photo of us)

If you'd like to pop over to Flickr you can see some more of the photos we took.

It was quite a shock to come back to Tokyo and see more people on the subway on the way back from the airport than we had seen for the whole two weeks previously.