This is the second post of Japan photos; the other set can be found here. I mainly split these up because there were so many that I wanted to post and I didn’t want to overwhelm you with a bajillion pictures. So here are the black and white shots I took from the trip; most of them are from the Hase-dera Shrine in Kamakura.
Well, hello. I just got back from a trip to visit my brother and sister-in-law in Yokohama, Japan. My brother flies helicopters for the Navy and is currently stationed at the Atsugi Naval Base.
I got a fancy new camera from my dad for the trip and took lots of photos, and thought I’d share them in lieu of all those recipe posts for the past few weeks! There is this post plus a post for the black and white shots coming up. You can also check out my Instagram photos as well (@chelrabbit).
Last week Nate went to a very dorky science conference in, of all places, Las Vegas. The same conference is being held in Portland, OR next year (for contrast…?). I went along, cuz Las Vegas is hot and there was a free pool. Thumbs up.
Last weekend we went up for an impromptu camping trip with some camping newbies, and they will forever be spoiled. We camped in a little hollow on top of the cliffs which looked out on the Pacific, with a bit of privacy, and some decent weather.
We drove up from Oakland on the 101 and then cut over on farm roads through dry, brown cattle fields over to Route 1, which follows a greener but foggy coastline. We stopped for breakfast in Jenner, a town just near where the Russian River runs into the ocean. We stopped through on the way home, too, and saw tons of people were tubing, kayaking, and walking on the beach, and there were more seals (and sharks, I’m sure) than I’ve ever seen together fishing in the calmer waters where the mouth of the river spreads out and meets the Pacific.
At our campsite at Ocean Cove, we set up camp, played cards, and went on a windy walk along the cliffs looking down over the sea. I was glad to have brought my puffy winter jacket because of the wind (I have always had California blood), but it was quiet at night and we even managed to get another sunny walk in the morning before the fog rolled in.