The peak of Mt. Meakan-dake !

by Kazu

 The sky was getting brighter and the peak of Mt. Meakan-dake was about to take its hat and started to show its countenances on that day..
 The wild hot spring pond could be seen if you could successfully reach the spot.It might have taken 45 minutes to reach the hot spring waterfall in the woods.
 My friend from Heilongjiang in China seemed to check up and find the actual position of ourselves in the beautiful area.

Lake Onnetou !

 by Kazu

 A beautiful blue lake appeared in the woods at the foot of Mt. Meakan-dake. The blue color of the lake  can be seen from the trail on the hillside of Mt. Meakan-dake.
A wild hot spring near the lake nurtured many tropical fish in the pond under the hot spring waterfall until several years ago.
 The tropical fish was brought by some tourists and they got over cold winters until they were taken away from there.


Tamura to Mt. Meakan-dake !

 by Kazu

We savored enough yum skirt beefsteak in the flagship restaurant of Yakiniku Restaurant Tamura.
 After lunch, we headed to the foot of mt. Meakan-dake on that day.The peak of the mountain seemed to be covered with a white cloud.
White steam of hot water and sulfur was from the crater of the active volcano. The smell of sulfur I felt was not so annoying even for my fiend from heilongjiang.


Yakiniku Tamura in Bihoro Town !

by Kazu

Have you ever heard of Yakiniku Restaurant Tamura headquartered in Bohoro Town near my hometown Kitami City ?
 This is the entrance of the restaurant. A stone garden was in the building of the restaurant.
The quality of the beef was superb as well other kinds of  meat. Yakiniku Tamura has branch restaurants in BISSE building in downtown and northern part of Sapporo City.


Abashiri facing Okhotsk Ocean !

 by Kazu

We dropped by a cove along the seaside road facing Okhotsk Ocean. The ocean was so calm and ebb tide exposed the seabed near the beach.
 The coastline led to Shiretoko Peninsula and it made a beautiful curve line disappearing into the blue of the ocean and sky. 
A paddy field that had  several trees in the midst of it caught our eyes and soul. What a wonderful and blessed land in the north !


Dear my friend in Heilongjiang !

 by Kazu

Hokkaido wild lilies were blooming on the cliff of Cape Notori. The orange color was so vivid with the dark green stone pine and bamboo grasses.
 The mild skyline of a comparatively low mountain could be seen from the cape far away.
If I could meet my friend in Heiongliang again, I would be so happy. We enjoyed driving in Hokkaido a few times during his mandate in Hokkaido. 


Take a walk on the cape !

by Kazu

The northeast part of Pacific Ocean is one of the richest fishery spots on this globe. The fertility is brought by the rivers that contains rich minerals and nutrition for creatures.
Particularly, the krill in the ocean raised up with the nutrition from the river can be the enough food for the bigger creatures.
The color of the cold current is not dark blue because it is filled up with such krill and air. They are the god bless even for us human beings.