Category Archives: Nature ~ 自然

Happy New Year – あけましておめでとうございます

Happy New Year!  Best wishes from “The View” to you and yours.  Today is my last day of vacation before work resumes.  It was a good holiday, with plenty of time to unwind, enjoy family time, and (of course) indulge … Continue reading

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Cycling news – サイクリングニュース

(日本語は今夜追加します) News for cyclists and fans thereof.  A beautiful late-Autumn day beckoned, so I took off for a day’s ride recently.  I normally head to the Arakawa River bike path in order to get out of the city quickly.  The river … Continue reading

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Down from the mountain 〜 山から下りました

Choir camp is over for 2015, and I have descended from the rainy heights to the sunny city.  The weather was, to be honest, pretty terrible for most of out stay in Katashina Village.  And, wouldn’t you know, it was … Continue reading

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All quiet on the mountain 〜 静かな村から

It is very quiet on the mountain today. A bit too quiet, really. The mixed choir departed for Tokyo this morning, leaving me and six singers to hold the fort until the treble choir arrives tomorrow. It is silent in … Continue reading

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Revenge ride – リベンジライド

I could have stayed home yesterday, basking in the dark, dry coolness of my living room.  Instead, I chose t0 head out for an all-day ride in the heat.  Exactly how hot?  40 C (103 F) on the Tonegawa cycling path … Continue reading

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