Camping with Anthony, Day 2: Early-Morning Walk
Up with the Sun -- Kotobikihama, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR @ 22 mm — 1/2000 sec, f/7.1, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Up with the Sun

Picking up my “Camping with Anthony” story (about my camping trip with Anthony to Kotobikihama beach, in northern Kyoto Prefecture, Japan) from after the end of Day 1....

On the second day, the sun rose at 5:07am, and, unfortunately, that means that we did too.

View from the Camp -- Kotobikihama, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR @ 24 mm — 1/640 sec, f/3.8, ISO 500 — map & image datanearby photos
View from the Camp
Someone Else Up Early Too ( the early bird catches the, er, fish ) -- Kotobikihama, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR @ 200 mm — 1/400 sec, f/5.6, ISO 500 — map & image datanearby photos
Someone Else Up Early Too
( the early bird catches the, er, fish )

We decided to talk a walk along a path to a big hill we could see along the coast, stopping by a big beach in between that the path dipped down to.

View Back to the Camp ( the tent visible in the center was in the same campground, just below ours ) -- Kotobikihama, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR @ 112 mm — 1/1000 sec, f/5.3, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
View Back to the Camp
( the tent visible in the center was in the same campground, just below ours )
Ocean At 6:05 AM -- Kotobikihama, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR @ 18 mm — 1/2500 sec, f/3.5, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Ocean At 6:05 AM
Continuing Up The Hill -- Kotobikihama, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR @ 18 mm — 1/45 sec, f/5, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Continuing Up The Hill
Wilderness Rest Stop Full of Trash ( To Japan's great shame, this is extremely common here ) -- Kotobikihama, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR @ 35 mm — 1/640 sec, f/4.2, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Wilderness Rest Stop Full of Trash
( To Japan's great shame, this is extremely common here )
Checking Out A Bug -- Kotobikihama, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR @ 20 mm — 1/320 sec, f/8, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Checking Out A Bug
Pretty Poky Things -- Kotobikihama, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR @ 200 mm — 1/125 sec, f/5.6, ISO 500 — map & image datanearby photos
Pretty Poky Things
Cup Full'o Pollen -- Kotobikihama, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR @ 105 mm — 1/50 sec, f/5.3, ISO 500 — map & image datanearby photos
Cup Full'o Pollen

As I mentioned yesterday, the amount of yellow pollen dust that the pine trees produced was staggering. Maybe some clever bees enlisted a spider's help to collect it. We saw these yellow webs all over.

While on the way back, we were passed by this man with a bucket of some kind of edible seaweed.

Returning With The Morning Harvest -- Kotobikihama, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR @ 70 mm — 1/250 sec, f/5, ISO 500 — map & image datanearby photos
Returning With The Morning Harvest

We followed him for a while thinking we were returning to camp, until I noticed on my GPS that we were going the wrong way and corrected ourselves. I realize now by looking at the geoencoded location that we were on a path that curled away from camp toward a small village.

I always have my GPS unit with me when I have the camera, because I use it to later geoencode the photos (that is, to associate with a photo the latitude, longitude, and altitude at which it was taken, as well as a speed and bearing, if moving), so it was fortuitous in this case to keep me from getting lost.

Unfortunately, it failed me for most of this trip, because of the six days of the camping trip, it inexplicably saved no tracklog for days 3, 4, and 5, so I lost the ability to accurately geoencode all those photos. This is really disappointing, but worse, since Garmin has no idea why it might have happened, I have no faith that it won't randomly happen again. (It's happened to me before, but this was the first time that I could absolutely rule out user error, since I didn't really interact with the unit during the whole trip, other than to turn it on and off as I used the camera.)

Garmin responded quickly when I wrote them about it, and they're checking into it, but not having heard of this issue before, I don't hold much hope that they'll come up with a fix. 🙁

Continued here...


All 2 comments so far, oldest first...

Good morning! Since more than ten years ago,we have loved there and visited four or five times per a year,but we’ve never try the path! It seems so nice! I am sure I will try there in my next visiting. By the way, the edible seaweed is maybe wakame(in Japanese) and you can get mozuku-seaweed in June.

— comment by Chiharu Tamai on May 11th, 2008 at 7:38am JST (9 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

Ocean at 6:05 AM is a wonderful shot.

— comment by Jon on May 12th, 2008 at 2:16am JST (9 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink
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