Planting around temples

Our last day in Japan. We had decided to follow a recommendation and go and see the big Buddha at Hase. This meant taking the Minimatoi line to Yokohama station and buying a ticket to Kamakura. There was no doubt

Planting around temples

Our last day in Japan. We had decided to follow a recommendation and go and see the big Buddha at Hase. This meant taking the Minimatoi line to Yokohama station and buying a ticket to Kamakura. There was no doubt

Marching for (and around) Europe

On the day this goes out, I am expecting Theresa May to ‘trigger Article 50’.  I’m not quite sure how she will do that, presumably send a letter. The Saturday before this goes out, I joined tens of thousands of people

Marching for (and around) Europe

On the day this goes out, I am expecting Theresa May to ‘trigger Article 50’.  I’m not quite sure how she will do that, presumably send a letter. The Saturday before this goes out, I joined tens of thousands of people

Exploring Yokohama’s gardens

After breakfast I went over to the congress centre and collected my bag and programme and then walked from there through the Queens Towers and came out at the Dockyard Garden – a dry dock with a waterfall at one

Exploring Yokohama’s gardens

After breakfast I went over to the congress centre and collected my bag and programme and then walked from there through the Queens Towers and came out at the Dockyard Garden – a dry dock with a waterfall at one

Red brick warehouses and silk

The Thunderbird from Kyoto to Osaka we had only taken 25 minutes and seemed to get there before we had settled. On the Shinkansen it took 15 minutes. As expected the train pulled in punctually to the Shin-Yokohama station. From

Red brick warehouses and silk

The Thunderbird from Kyoto to Osaka we had only taken 25 minutes and seemed to get there before we had settled. On the Shinkansen it took 15 minutes. As expected the train pulled in punctually to the Shin-Yokohama station. From

Faro

In January this year I attended the annual Plenary meeting of the International Parachuting Commission which was held in Faro this year.  Much work was done during the 5 days I was there, with rules for skydiving competitions being reviewed

Faro

In January this year I attended the annual Plenary meeting of the International Parachuting Commission which was held in Faro this year.  Much work was done during the 5 days I was there, with rules for skydiving competitions being reviewed

Past Mt Fuji again

The last day of ‘holiday’ –we have reserved seats on the Shinkansen to Yokohama train so must leave the hotel punctually, first we get the JR loop train to Osaka station and from there another JR train to Shin-Osaka. That

Past Mt Fuji again

The last day of ‘holiday’ –we have reserved seats on the Shinkansen to Yokohama train so must leave the hotel punctually, first we get the JR loop train to Osaka station and from there another JR train to Shin-Osaka. That

Cosmosquare

From the museum we went back to the park for some lunch and then took the underground from a different station (much closer to the park) out to the last station on the line ‘Cosmosquare’.   We did not know

Cosmosquare

From the museum we went back to the park for some lunch and then took the underground from a different station (much closer to the park) out to the last station on the line ‘Cosmosquare’.   We did not know