A Run in Kabeshima Island

Kabeshima is a little island in Karatsu, Saga Prefecture.  I stayed over night across a nice bridge and had a very nice run on the bridge yesterday morning.

Running on Yobuko Ohashi Bridge - there were kites (Tombi in Japanese) flying around.

A view from the observatory - the Port of Yobuko and the bridge are seen.

Former Kabeshima Elementary School - closed in 2011due to not having enough students.

Kabeshima Port - Tabe Jinja Shrine on the other side.

Cows roam at the ranch of the northern edge.

Dragon flies over rice fields.

Rice looked very healthy.

A farm road.

Terraced rice fields.

There were many unpaved roads.

Yobuko Ohashi Bridge from the island side.

The island was quite hilly - it felt as if I was either going up or down all the time.


An Otaru Run

On Tuesday morning, I could go for a run in Otaru.

Otaru Station seen from my hotel room.

The railway south of the station.

Lavenders on the side of the road.

Pretty yellow flowers.

A sign says this is a protected forest.

The view from the observatory 3 km from the station - could see the whole city.

The sign of the observatory - 190 m altitude.

The road that led to the observatory.

Pretty yellow flowers.

Pretty pink flowers.

Otaru is famous for sushi.

An old inn was established 10th year of Meiji (1877).

An old railway is no longer in use.  Otaru used to be a booming town.

A shotengai by the station.


A Run by Lake Shumarinai

I spent the long weekend staying by Lake Shumarinai in Hokkaido.  I could take a nice run in the area on Sunday.  The lake was made in 1943 - with the completion of Uryu Dam during the Pacific War.

A sign shows the way to the lake and camp sites.

There are many farm product fields near by.

A little bus stop.

The road has an arrow overhead that shows the edge of the road when snow covers the area.

A nice creek.

A memorial for the victims of forced labor to build the dam.

Uryu Daiichi (No.1) Dam.

A levee that closes the dam.

A bird's eye view map of the area.

A monuments for the dam completion.

The lake as seen close from the dam.

One of the campsites.

The number (-41.2) is the lowest temperature in Celsius recorded in Japan.

Row boats.


A Run in Siem Reap

I had a nice run in Siem Reap, Cambodia in the morning of Wednesday.

There will be a marathon coming up next month.

A graffiti on a wall.

An ice cutter.

A building under construction.

A street of the Night Market - of course it was quite empty in the morning.

A Reggae bar.

Buddha figures on the wall of a local temple.

A monument in the temple.

A tower of the gate of the temple.

A lizard.

The river that flows by Siem Reap.

A walkway bridge over the river.

A kindergarten.

A new bridge under construction.

Sunflowers were pretty.

A shady road by the river.

A market sells coconuts.