Friday, November 11, 2016

Ryutozan Walk

A comfortable 16km speed walk today, on paved roads only, along the scenic ridge to Ryutozan, a mountain with one of the best views in Amakusa.

From the top, one can see Amakusa's seas and mountains in equal measure. Although the mountain is not so high, the views are outstanding. A skillful paraglider pilot can also fly from here!  But in today's gusty northwest winds it wouldn't have been very safe.

Looking west across the rugged mountainous interior of Shimoshima Island, Amakusa's largest. A flight along these ridges to the island's southern end is one of my as-yet unrealized projects.

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