Thursday, 7 June 2007

The Yamabiko road part 2

Little did I know that the Yamabiko rd would be so long and have such great views but I was rewarded with fantastic views of the Niigata plains and riding though the shade of the cool trees was nice on such a hot day. Along the road were quite a lot of large stone monuments with inscriptions and my student informed me that many of those were Haiku ( Poems ) I'm not sure why they would be placed up there high on the side of the Mt but I may find out later I guess. There were several viewing areas along the route and I only met 4 people out hiking and they very surprised to see me on an old 3 speed. Pictured in this post is one of the views taken from the road

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