Monday, May 27, 2013

Arrival at Aomori, Japan......

First view of Aomori, Honshu........early morning 

Volcano, Mount Hakkoda

Dockside welcome..................

Which way next?

 Snowbank at side of highway...............

 Woodland snow from the bus window.........

Signs of Spring........

Lots more about Japan to come later.
Arrived in Russia today - first visit to the Kuril Island 
of Sakhalin. Tomorrow we board Zodiacs for a landing on 
the tiny Russian island of Tyuleniy (meaning seal).


  1. I am enjoying this trip with you so much. Looking forward to more...Be safe...Balisha

  2. Good Morning Mary, How exciting to visit Japan. This is one place George, my husband would love to visit as he was (well still is) a black belt 2nd dan and would love to visit the Khoda Khan in Tokyo. We are hoping to do this in a few years time. So it is really lovely to be able to enjoy your photographs.
    Enjoy your visit to Russia tomorrow.
    Best Wishes

  3. We spent a lovely day in Aomori a couple of years ago. We got off the ship very early and wandered through town, watching all the before-opening activities of shopkeepers. We had the same wonderful Taiko welcome.

  4. Wonderful photos Mary. I like the last two. So pretty. Enjoy and be safe. Hugs, Pamela

  5. Beautiful!
    I can't even imagine the sights you are seeing.

  6. Fantastic...thank you, thank you. Enjoy and travel safely. We look forward to hearing and seeing more.
    Farm Gal in VA

  7. I look forward to your updates of your latest trip and the different sights you are capturing. I hope the trip through Russia goes well. Chel

  8. I can't believe you're travelling .... again...but I'm sure you're having a lot of fun...

  9. If in doubt at a crossroads always turn left........or is that boarding a plane! Happy discoveries Mary x


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