Scary exciting!! Just over two weeks to go!
Not much has been happening on the preparation side of things so I thought I might reminisce about a special place we found and loved on our last trip – Hakodate!
Journal entry from 1 March 2008:
“We’ve loved every minute of it. We have a view directly to the harbour which is walking distance away.
We’ve seen more snow here than we did in Niseko. The weather has been absolutely wild – like the wildest winter day you could imagine at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, with the added bonus of snowflakes the size of five cent pieces being blown horizontally along the streets, around the sky like ash from a giant bushfire and straight into our faces. Sticking on our eyelashes, going up our noses and into our eyes and then vapourising on impact. Just AWESOME & UNBELIEVABLE!”
We thought Hakodate would just be a stop over to break up a long journey, but Toby, a friend we made in Hirafu, told us to at least try to go on the Mt Hakodate Ropeway up to the top of Mt Hakodate. Thank you Toby!
On our first attempt to walk up the street to the Ropeway, we had to turn back, but later in the day we were able to trek up there. We were so glad we made the effort!
OMG!! THE VIEW!!!
We fell in love with Hakodate so, naturally, are returning this time and will be spending a massive two nights there! I think we are both coming to realise that we will be going back to Japan yet again, but next time spending the entire time in Hokkaido!