Fishing, Hunting, and Beach Combing in Northern Japan
Monday, November 29, 2010
Duck, Gundam, Tired Feet
Made it out another Friday for some duck. I still don't have the means to get my boat to the lake, and the white caps are keeping me off my favorite hunting spot which is a small island. I have taken to wading around the marsh and sneaking up on unsuspecting Blue Bill . . . and then of course killing them. Shown left are the two hens I managed to harvest on my last outing. I also picked up two the Friday before, but was too lazy to create a blog post.
There are now hoards of migrating Swan around. Shown above were about a hundred or so in a flooded rice field next to the lake. We have started receiving some minor snowfall this week and I'm hoping that the Mallard will be arriving soon. On our way to Hachinohe, Kazumi and I happened upon these large statutes of the Gundam character series. It appears that it's the local barber's hobby to erect these impressive concrete/steel works of art in his spare time. If you look closely to the aft right, you can see one in the making. As the local onsen closes its sauna and cold water bath on Mondays, I decided to drive the 40 minutes or so to Ajigasawa for a soak in Ajigasawa Onsen and to grab a bowl of ramen for lunch. This was my first time at this onsen and it was well worth the trip. Shown above is the rotanburu (outside bath). They also have a walking bath filled with river rock that is supposed to cure what ales you as it punishes the acupoints of your tired feet.