We went on a short snow shoeing tour in Shiretoko National Park.
Some environmental changes have caused an increase in birds that drill into the trees to go after bugs. Since the life a a tree depends on their bark, the drilling is causing many of the trees to rot.
A frozen waterfall that is fed by ground water and falls into the ocean.
We walk along the coast back to the hotel.
I don’t think these kayakers know what their doing – I don’t think those clothes are adequate…sure enough a wave hit them on entry and they turned over into the freezing water. They gave up after that.
We came across a 88 year old grandmother taking a walk on the icy sidewalks. She walks it everyday, except she slipped a few days ago. She invited us for tea – maybe next time.
At night, buses carted in spectators for a light show near the hotel: