Monday, September 23, 2013

On the road

I'm tucked into a cozy corner of the hostel and getting ready for my last night on the road. My friends and I have spent the last few days traveling to all kinds of different places around eastern Hokkaido. 

Here we are - three traveling buddies! We had so much fun and lots of good conversation and jokes. I even fell in this outdoor foot bath and soaked my jeans. 
I had a few hammy moments. 

We went to Shiretoko, a World Heritage Site, and enjoyed lots of nature. The deer were quite bold. 

We saw some beautiful sights from a boat cruise as well. 

Also, our boat stopped to pick up all the passengers from another boat. We were so surprised!

We even saw bears from the cruise. Well, we sort of saw bears. They were too far away to take pictures or anything. But I think it still counts! Before our hike, we had to watch a presentation on how to avoid encounters with bears and what to do if a bear shows up. It was scary! So we were glad to not see bears on the hike portion of the day. 

I'll try to share more pics and stuff later. It's late and I have to get up super early tomorrow morning. Good night!

1 comment:

Sharon said...

Yay! Yay! Yay! I love these photos! I can see your joy flowing. These and the island pics you have put on Facebook show the spectacular and unexpected beauty of Hokkaido.