Lovely Bicycle Ride Revisiting Uji Countryside Photographed Five Years Ago
Japan's Rice Harvest Begins under the bullet-train tracks in Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2016 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Panasonic LX100 at an effective 24mm — 1/500 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Japan's Rice Harvest Begins
under the bullet-train tracks in Kyoto, Japan

I spent the most wonderful day on Friday cycling around the mountains beyond Uji City, near Kyoto.

I had gone to the area earlier in the week for what I called a Kasatori Festival, doing the climb up Mt. Kasatori from all four directions. It's a tiny mountain that I visited on one of my first bike rides, at that time finishing just one of the short climbs utterly spent.

I'm in better shape now, though the ridiculously-steep Eastern approach climb killed me.

While futzing around with the ride data afterwards, I realized that this was the area I visited years ago on photo hunts with friends, producing a dozen blog posts starting with Exquisite Beauty Growing Like a Weed by the Side of the Road. It was a memorable couple of days, but I hadn't put two and two together when returning to the area with cycling.

So, I set out on Friday with the intention to revisit some of the spots from those 2011 trips, to connect my old world with my new. (The trip ended up on Strava as Rediscovering Old Memories in Uji.)

Typical Japanese Mountain Road as I approached the first destination of the day -- Uji, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2016 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Panasonic LX100 at an effective 24mm — 1/60 sec, f/1.7, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
Typical Japanese Mountain Road
as I approached the first destination of the day
Lovely Lighting though hard to capture with this cheap camera -- Uji, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2016 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Panasonic LX100 at an effective 28mm — 1/125 sec, f/2.1, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
Lovely Lighting
though hard to capture with this cheap camera
Getting Closer I'm heading to the right -- Uji, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2016 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Panasonic LX100 at an effective 24mm — 1/125 sec, f/4, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Getting Closer
I'm heading to the right
I Remember This House! it appeared in “ Pleasant Little Village in Uji, Part 2 ” five years ago -- Uji, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2016 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Panasonic LX100 at an effective 35mm — 1/125 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
I Remember This House!
it appeared in Pleasant Little Village in Uji, Part 2 five years ago
Laid Back Little Lane -- Uji, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2016 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Panasonic LX100 at an effective 40mm — 1/125 sec, f/3.2, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Laid Back Little Lane

The village is lovely, though (or because) there's nothing there but some farmers. It's on a dead-end road so there's no through traffic. Time sort of stops there.

I saw only one person the entire time I was there, who as I rode by exclaimed Wow, a foreigner!. We chatted for a while. He was suitably impressed that I had cycled from Kyoto. 🙂

Makeshift Fences to keep wild animals away from their gardens -- Uji, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2016 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Panasonic LX100 at an effective 24mm — 1/640 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Makeshift Fences
to keep wild animals away from their gardens
Impressive Farmstead which appeared in Part One of “ Pleasant Little Village in Uji ” five years ago -- Uji, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2016 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Panasonic LX100 at an effective 34mm — 1/250 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Impressive Farmstead
which appeared in Part One of Pleasant Little Village in Uji five years ago
Tiny Forest Shrine at the edge of the village -- Uji, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2016 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Panasonic LX100 at an effective 24mm — 1/125 sec, f/2, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Tiny Forest Shrine
at the edge of the village
Blink and You've Passed the Village the road dead ends soon after this -- Uji, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2016 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Panasonic LX100 at an effective 24mm — 1/125 sec, f/2.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Blink and You've Passed the Village
the road dead ends soon after this

Doubling back through the village and up a bit, I then had a fun descent that seemed to go on forever. I was taking it easy and just enjoying it. Here's a video of the descent from my bike's front camera.

I enjoyed the long descent, but had chills thinking of making the ascent, which would somehow be longer than the descent. So, I'll try to go out and do it soon, to get it behind me.

Village at the End of the Descent -- Uji, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2016 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Panasonic LX100 at an effective 24mm — 1/800 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Village at the End of the Descent

I was following a route made from OpenStreetMap, a map that showed a single road through the village, leading to the road I wanted to take...

Following The Road -- Uji, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2016 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Panasonic LX100 at an effective 24mm — 1/800 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Following The Road
Where It Sent Me looking back at the 20% slope I'd just labored up -- Uji, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2016 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Panasonic LX100 at an effective 24mm — 1/125 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Where It Sent Me
looking back at the 20% slope I'd just labored up

I could hear traffic above me, but the 20% slope seen in the photo above was the flat, tidy part of the road... what lay in front was much steeper, narrower, and strewn with dry pine needles. I wasn't about to attempt it.

About this time it dawned on me that perhaps the map wasn't complete. I spend a lot of time fixing poorly-routed roads in OpenStreetMap, but this was a case of wholesale wrong data. I've since gone and fixed the roads in this part of the village, so now the map better reflects reality.

I eventually found my way, to a road filled with big dump trucks, and soon found out why.

Lots' a Rock -- Uji, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2016 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Panasonic LX100 at an effective 38mm — 1/200 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Lots'a Rock

I had to make my way back to the top of that big lovely descent, but via a route I'd never been on. I assumed it would be hellaciously steep, and with the temperature peaking at 40° (104F), I was dreading it. But the steep parts never came, and by some quirk of math and physics I found myself back at the top without the expected climb. Not sure how that happened.

I descended a different direction via a different road, one utterly lovely in its own way. This descent had a wide, smooth road. It was my first time on it, but it certainly won't be my last... it was just lovely. I made a video of it, too. Just lovely.

That video ends with me turning onto a road that loops around a tollway exit for 1.2km (¾ of a mile). The loop stands out on the map, so I figured it'd be used as a kind of velodrome segment, so I spent some time going around it in both directions, and made Strava segments such as Kusatori IC Velodrome CW from South. I figured wrong, though, as it turns out that only one other person had ridden on any of them.

Lonely Road part of my velodrome loop -- Uji, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2016 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Panasonic LX100 at an effective 24mm — 1/200 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Lonely Road
part of my velodrome loop

The loops are interesting, though. One direction has a hundred meters of twisty 14% climb in it, and the other obviously has a twisty 14% descent. But it's a loop, so in either case you end up with as much ascent as descent. But the different mix gives the different directions quite a different flavor.

Anyway, I was then on to my next memory, hopefully to find Ice-Cream Girl (or, at least, ice cream), but sadly, it wasn't to be:

Closed -- Uji, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2016 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Panasonic LX100 at an effective 24mm — 1/125 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Closed

So, I made my way up the street a bit for some udon...

Simple Lunch 宇治市総合野外活動センター -- Uji, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2016 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Panasonic LX100 at an effective 24mm — 1/100 sec, f/1.7, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Simple Lunch
宇治市総合野外活動センター
Weathered Stump -- 宇治市総合野外活動センター -- Uji, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2016 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Panasonic LX100 at an effective 47mm — 1/125 sec, f/2.6, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Weathered Stump
Beautiful Countryside may photos in this post five years ago were taken here -- Uji, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2016 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Panasonic LX100 at an effective 24mm — 1/400 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Beautiful Countryside
may photos in this post five years ago were taken here

I passed Rural Uji’s Kiyotakigyuu Shrine and headed up for my biggest climb of the day. On the way I would come across the location of this Eerily Bright photo, and hoped I'd recognize it. Literally five seconds after thinking I'd never be able to recognize the spot after so much time, I came around the corner and there it was:

Sort of Anti-Climactic but at least I recognized it -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2016 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Panasonic LX100 at an effective 44mm — 1/100 sec, f/2.6, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
Sort of Anti-Climactic
but at least I recognized it

The road continues up and up in the heavy forest, but there's one little break ⅔ of the way up where you can get a nice view:

Concrete Jungle Reaching Toward Osaka -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2016 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Panasonic LX100 at an effective 24mm — 1/1250 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Concrete Jungle Reaching Toward Osaka
Murky Skyline off in the Distance -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2016 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Panasonic LX100 at an effective 75mm — 1/1600 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Murky Skyline off in the Distance

The skyline is 43km (27mi) away, just about the same as this long view of Osaka from near my house, but it feels much farther here because of the haze.

Big Trucks on This Road Too -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2016 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Panasonic LX100 at an effective 24mm — 1/200 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Big Trucks on This Road Too

Continuing, we come to a sign announcing what used to be at the end of the road:

Kyoto Kokusai Country Club 1976 - 2013 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2016 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Panasonic LX100 at an effective 37mm — 1/125 sec, f/4, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Kyoto Kokusai Country Club
1976 - 2013

The golf club's demise was brought about by 2013's typhoon #18, the same typhoon that brought the flooding seen in my blog's A Bit More Rain in Kyoto Than Normal.

End of the Road now a “ Mega Solar ” energy farm under construction -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2016 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Panasonic LX100 at an effective 24mm — 1/60 sec, f/11, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
End of the Road
now a Mega Solar energy farm under construction

Next on my list was another remote, isolated village at the end of a dead-end mountain road, one seen five years ago here and here.

A Good Day's Work newly-harvested rice hanging to dry -- Uji, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2016 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Panasonic LX100 at an effective 50mm — 1/125 sec, f/5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
A Good Day's Work
newly-harvested rice hanging to dry

As I was going by this field, someone yelled at me You shouldn't be here!, which threw me off for the short moment before he continued It's too hot!. It's his rice field above, and he was just finishing his first day of harvest. We chatted for a while. He would have liked to have gotten more done, he said, but he didn't bring enough to drink in the hot sun.

Having retired from whatever profession he did in his first life, he was now doing his second life as a part-time farmer, renting the field to make his own rice, all planted, tended, and harvested by hand. He said the resulting rice is delicious, and I don't doubt him one bit.

Moody, One-Lane Road -- Uji, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2016 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Panasonic LX100 at an effective 24mm — 1/125 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Moody, One-Lane Road
Steep and Mossy I'll stay away on wet days, thank you -- Uji, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2016 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Panasonic LX100 at an effective 24mm — 1/60 sec, f/1.7, ISO 500 — map & image datanearby photos
Steep and Mossy
I'll stay away on wet days, thank you
The Most-Remote Fields -- Uji, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2016 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Panasonic LX100 at an effective 25mm — 1/200 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
The Most-Remote Fields

Done with my exploring, I made my way over two more passes and then down into Otsu City. It turns out that I got the KOM (King of the Mountain... the fastest time) on both descents. This always surprises me because I get them when I don't try.

I did try a bit on the second one, actually. I'd gotten the KOM on it earlier in the week without even thinking about it, so this time I thought about it, and made a new KOM by a wide margin.

Here's a video of the KOM descent.

In it you'll see that I'm not crazy... I stay in my lane unless I can see well ahead, and stay on the far side of my lane when approaching blind corners just in case an opposing car doesn't keep in its lane (which happens once toward the end). I also pass a car in a place where it's safe and legal to do so (though I was exceeding the speed limit a bit).

It was fun.

I then went to the cafe that Manseki introduced me to last year, seen here.

茶丈藤村 Japanese sweets cafe -- Otsu, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2016 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Panasonic LX100 at an effective 24mm — 1/125 sec, f/1.7, ISO 1000 — map & image datanearby photos
茶丈藤村
Japanese sweets cafe

The owner is an avid cyclist, as is the waitress seen in the center of the photo above (and in cycling gear, here last year). She did a ride with Manseki and me in January that I'm reminded I still haven't posted about... I'll have to do that soon. (Update: here it is.)

Reward To Myself -- 茶丈藤村 -- Otsu, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2016 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Panasonic LX100 at an effective 24mm — 1/125 sec, f/2, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Reward To Myself
Bonus Sweets -- 茶丈藤村 -- Otsu, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2016 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Panasonic LX100 at an effective 24mm — 1/125 sec, f/2.2, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Bonus Sweets
Feeling Refreshed photo by Yoshino Higuchi -- 茶丈藤村 -- Otsu, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2016 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Panasonic LX100 at an effective 24mm — 1/125 sec, f/2.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Feeling Refreshed
photo by Yoshino Higuchi

I had to cross over one more mountain to get home, so I took the long, steep way that goes by a golf course. The late-afternoon sun was gorgeous....

Approach Shot golfer at right driving for green at left -- Japan -- Copyright 2016 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Panasonic LX100 at an effective 38mm — 1/125 sec, f/4.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Approach Shot
golfer at right driving for green at left

All in all the ride was a bit shy of 100km. It was a lovely day.

Continued here...


Leave a comment...


All comments are invisible to others until Jeffrey approves them.

Please mention what part of the world you're writing from, if you don't mind. It's always interesting to see where people are visiting from.


You can use basic HTML; be sure to close tags properly.

Subscribe without commenting