› Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Getting started on a new film project where I’m spending lots of time looking up!
› Sat, 04 Nov 2017
#Christchurch looking apocalyptic. Nice balmy evening drinks with hostel friends. I am glad the world didn’t end though we haven’t travelled New Zealand yet!
› Wed, 18 Oct 2017
› Fri, 06 Oct 2017
This photo was taken on a particularly tough day on our cycle across Japan. We started high up in the onsen village of Hirayu and climbed our way out and down off the mountains eventually stopping for a few nights in Matsomoto. The day started wet and very cold climbing our way along a closed mountain road snow lining the sides. As we carefully descended, riding through hundreds of switchbacks, our slow descent took its toll on my brake pads which broke up half way along a serious tunnel, as if the tunnels weren’t sketchy enough! After replacing the pads we got to a welcome rest stop with a natural hot spring in the car park to thaw our hands and ramen to lift our spirits. The rest of the descent was fantastic. Passing low clouds and seeing Matsomoto appear was a relief but also knowing we reached the top of our ride and that Tokyo was far below to the east a few hundred kilometres away was a major turning point.
› Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Took a day off from cycle touring to ride up Japan’s highest road at 2700m above sea level. It was an incredible morning, starting at 5am from our campsite, the road past walls of snow, amazing landscapes of the Japan Alps and with a keen eye, I even managed to spot a ptarmigan foraging in the snow. Noodles and a swig of sake at the top. I overtook a bus and shouted gambate to a few other cyclists on the way down which was fun but the hot soak in the onsen post ride was the best way to top off one of my most memorable bike rides of my life.
› Mon, 02 Oct 2017
› Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Spring is here in New Zealand, looking forward to seeing the transformation!
› Fri, 22 Sep 2017
A slight contrast to my previous photo, this was taken on our route to Hiroshima from Iwakuni. It was a bleak morning full of atmosphere as the two cities merged, connected by heavy industry and a brilliant restaurant called Joyfull with a western style menu!
› Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Fishermen on Hijiri Lake, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Taken the morning after a nice stay at a campsite in a ski resort above Nagano City. I felt my first tremor whilst dozing off the night before!
› Wed, 13 Sep 2017