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26 April 2007

Sunday: Part II

After crashing about on Mount Fuji, we were dropped at Lake Ashi where we found the GG-mobile. Not quite as good as Batman's, but it provided an interesting diversion.


But the GG-mobile was forgotten once we spotted Cap'n-san sailing into view!


We waved hello just before we boarded something slightly more high-tech to take us around the lake.



Mount Komagatake loomed ahead, and a cable car rattled its way to the top. The views were spectacular, and these photos certainly do not do it justice.




Finally, coming down the mountain, a view of amazing Fuji-san looming silently and watching over the surrounding terrain.

20 comments:

  1. Gosh a magical day indeed!

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  2. Swans with hats, now theres something you don't see everyday, what a joy.

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  3. ...groan. Happy K has spoken. Lady Lynn would like a ride on those swans....:)

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  4. What great pictures!

    The swans look like Shriners, though.

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  5. I genefluct unworthily in your general direction (again).
    GG, these are fabulous!
    Fuji-san looks happy to see you. Let's call that a good omen.

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  6. Lynn: It was a lovely day. And spotting Mt Fuji from the cable car was the best.

    Happy: Every day brings joy. And yes, sometimes it is in the form of swans with hats. Life is beautiful.

    Sassy: I had to look up what Shriners are. I was a bit confused about the comparison when I read they are part of Freemasonry and are the Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine; also noted for wearing red fezzes.
    Then I read that they are miniature cars.
    Hope your leg's better.

    Dive: Shucks, I'm blushing. Go on now, they're not that good.
    Let's hope it's a good omen, eh? Things might just be working out, after all.

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  7. Cap'n DykeApril 27, 2007

    Me Nightingale, I was thinkin' o'pillagin' that vessel ye were on, but thought ye could handle th'plunderin' on yer own...

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  8. Were you on the pirate ship? The day I went it on the heavens opened.

    Can't believe you haven't posted on the Poodle scandal yet. Would love to get the real story. Sounds like a publicity stunt. Ref on my blog if you haven't heard yet.

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  9. Aye, Cap'n-san, we were able to handle it. Good to see ye out on the water, though.

    Hi Flirty: Nope, we were on an organised tour that had mastered time management down to the last second and the pirate ship wasn't on the agenda.
    I heard all about the sheep/poodle thingy but it's not true. Perhaps I'll post about that...

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  10. How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?

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  11. Hi Gaijin-girl. Thanks for your comment on my blog. Needed a bit of encouragement actually.

    I was just in Hakone too, for the first time about a week ago. Not as nice as weather as the day you were there though. All we saw were clouds, and it even snowed.

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  12. Forty-two: Um, not sure.

    Orientalist: Welcome! And no worries, your blog's great.
    It's a lovely area, ne? We were so lucky that Mt Fuji was visible for most of the day - that rarely happens. Looking forward to reading your version of it.

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  13. Aren't you ever scared about Godzilla or the like coming out of the ground and wreaking havoc on you tiny folk?

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  14. A nice photo journal. thanks for sharing

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  15. Say, GG. Where you at, girl?

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  16. Cap'n DykeMay 10, 2007

    Indeed, Dive, methinks we've misplaced her somewhere.

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  17. Kav: Godzilla is a benevolent critter. He is all heart.

    No worries, Rich.

    Dive, Cap'n-san, Sassy: Ah, I'm just lurking around cyberspace. I've got absolutely nothing to blog about, but perhaps I'll come up with some crud over the weekend...
    Cheers for asking, though.

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  18. You live in Tokyo and you have nothing to blog about?!?!?!
    Hokay; you can start by telling your old boss all the things the guide books won't tell me about for when I visit Tokes.
    Do old guys still piss in the streets? Just how ubiquitous are chikans? What weird things are available to eat in the little station kiosks? You know … all that crap.
    We all miss you.

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  19. I have been on those boats! All of them and they were fab. It was a bloody freezing cold day, we'd had nothing to eat except some stinky sulphur cooked eggs, we missed lunch, we got wet and cold, and there was no-one else around. But we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and have loads of Japanese style tourist pics of us posing interminably striking all kinds of idiotic poses. Brilliant!

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