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Ross-Barry Barcock
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I am an "Outdoorholic".
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Otaki Waterfalls and Shrine.
      The settlement of Yuyadani ( map location ) is nestled-amongst the hills of rural Ujitawara and is encompassed within an area known as 'The tea growing capitol of Japan'.    The settlement was home to Nagatani Soen (1681-1788) who was responsible for ...

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The Temples and Shrines of Kumagahata, Mayumi and Sugisaka.
    I need to warn you, before you commence reading this, if you have an aversion to snow, then don't read any further. If it wasn't the snow I was trudging through, then it was ice I was doing my best to avoid slipping on. And it was everywhere, and, in pl...

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Exploring Tayama.
    It was a map of cycling courses through the tea-growing district of southern Kyoto Prefecture, that drew my attention to the settlement of Tayama. It was an area that I had passed-through, on one of my many cycling tours but, on this occasion, I decided...

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The Daibutsu Railway.
      The Daibutsu Railway has been nicknamed 'The Lost Daibutsu Railway'. With a short lifetime and little documentation, much remains a mystery. However, today, more than a century later, tunnels, abutments and other remnants still stand and provide us wi...

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Trains, Trains and more Trains.
   In my post, " My Pet Peeves - Litter ", I shared with you one of my (many) obsessions. This post is about another of my obsessions - Trains.    This interest (a more appropriate description) commenced back when I was a child, and where I was raised.  Dun...

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Kamodani-no Taki Waterfalls . . . .
   It was by sheer coincidence that I had been given a map of activities, for the outdoor enthusiast in the Yamashiro province of  south Kyoto, that I discovered the Kamodani Waterfalls. Map Location.    Located along route-307 in Joyo City, the entrance to...
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