Troubled Bees

These bees are not doing well…. Maybe this hive can be a one of my test hives of see if I can move them into a different kind of hive. At the present they are in a 重箱式(じゅうばこしき Jubbako Shiki) “Traditional Japanese nested box style hive” which generally works well for Japanese honeybees.

I did get some beautiful photos.

Tonkatsu Maman

Founded in 1961 and according to the decour it’s never been refurnished or reformed. But that doesn’t matter because the food speaks for itself, and the pork cutlets and the best I have ever had in Japan.

If you are touring around Awaji Island it’s a welcome halfway pitstop.

とんかつ ママン

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First trap set

Time to start bee keeping, setting up an old hive from one of the local beekeepers.

Cold As!

Awaji Island doesn't get much snow thankfully!
Awaji Island doesn’t get much snow thankfully!

I don’t much like riding to work in snow, Riding back home sucks more if your gloves are still wet… 🙁

favourite lunch-box

This is one of my favourite lunch-box spots on Awaji. On a nice day you can see from south Osaka all the way down to Wakayama with Narugashima Island smack bang in front of you .

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Totally got lost while taking a mountain track home. Forks leading to dead ends and more dead ends. I thought I knew where the tracks would go, But No, and running low on gas I decided the consulate the GPS unit and found a trail out.

  • lucky –

New Camera DMC-FT4


After my DMC-FT3 died on a trip to the Tango Peninsula, Panasonic was kind enough to send me a new one, a newer model and in different color :).

The DMC-FT4 is basically the same as the previous model with a few new functions. The panoramic mode is interesting but nothing that can’t be achieved in post.

Panorama Mode
Nada, Suisen line with Nushima Island in the background

Last bit of fun

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Having the last bit of fun before I put road tires on “Noriko“.

Kawasaki 250TR 2010 Model

Typhoon 21

Typhoon 21 is hundreds from kilometers away and the waves have already started beat down on Awaji.

Ready for another typhoon ?