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

Do I need this ?

Hitting the bonk

Hitting the wall or Hitting the bonk for some reason or another is pronounced “hanger knock” ハンガーノック Hanga-Nokkuin Japanese.

Generally, I find myself hitting the wall during autumn, I don’t know why? maybe it’s the cool Awaji Island winds that zap my energy, or maybe it was just the lack of sleep the night before

After a meagre 30 kilometres of cycling, I hit the wall and…. me hit it hard. Luckily the route is jampacked with convenience stores which stock hundreds of sugary caregivers like this “lifeguard” to recharge my poor, zapped body 🙂

Non productive bees

Japanese Honey Bees

With an extremely dry summer the honey production on Awaji island has apparently not been a good one. This hive was not harvest and the bee-keeper decided to leave it until next year.  He said the hive may not survive the winter.

I so much want to have my own bees…. next year maybe ?

Seasonal Awaji Honey

Honey from the same hive but harvested in different seasons.

“Bush honey”, “Wildflower honey” or “Multifloral Honey” honey is known as Hyakkamistsu 百花蜜 (ひゃっかみつ) in Japanese. This literary translates as “100 flower honey”.

The jar on the right is the honey harvested a spring, the other is honey from the autumn harvest.

I can’t wait to get my own hives someday.