Hey everyone, it’s been a while!
Keith here with another blog to share with you all.
For those who have read my blogs before, you may remember I wrote a blog about me going on an adventure on my bicycle a while ago.
Well, recently I went on another adventure!
Last time, I followed Muromi River and ended up at Mt. Iimori (飯盛山).
This time, I decided to follow the coast road to see what kind of places I could see along the way.
If you have talked with me at the cafe before, you should know that I love the beach, so I was pretty excited to go along the coast to see them!
I left my house around 11:00AM. The weather wasn’t very good, but I decided that even if it rains, I am going on an adventure.
My first stop was Odo Park (小戸公園). The weather was still pretty bad, so I didn’t stay here for very long. I’ve heard the sunset is quite beautiful, so I plan to come here again sometime. Even though it was cloudy, there was a very nice view of the ocean and Nokonoshima (能古島).
After this, I continued down the road, reaching stop 2, Iki no Matsubara (生の松原).
I’ve been planning to come here for a while, and I’m happy I did.
I thought it was really beautiful with the beach right near the trees. I’ll definitely come back sometime when the weather is nicer.
I continued my journey and soon arrived at Nagatare Seaside Park (長垂海浜公園).
I’ve been here before and I really like this place. It’s one of my favourite places to just sit down and relax.
I wanted to stay for longer, but unfortunately it started raining so I had to leave sooner than I planned.
After leaving, I went along the coast for a while, staring at the ocean. It was great!
My next stop was a surprise. I crossed the road and saw an interesting sign. After reading it, it turns out I was at a place called Imayama (今山).
I didn’t stay for long, but I climbed to the top and saw a shrine (?). It was a nice place, I’ll probably come back some time to see if there’s anything else interesting nearby.
My next stop was quite far away. I was exploring all the roads and side streets, and I saw a sign pointing to a place called Imazu Undou Koen (今津運動公園).
I love parks so I decided I had to check this place out. It was really fun.
There were some students practicing tennis and some people jogging.
The weather had cleared up at this point, and the sun was shining, so I walked around for about 20 minutes. I also saw a few families walking around.
I was really happy the sun was out. Whenever I am outside and the sun is shining, I’m at my happiest!
An English phrase I like to use is “I am in my element”, which means that you are in a situation where you feel very comfortable and relaxed.
I hopped on my bike and continued down the road.
My second last stop was a place called West Side Beach. I didn’t swim here, but it seemed nice so I plan to come back sometime!
To be honest, I have no idea where my last stop was! It was a tiny little beach just near the coast road. I love swimming, so before I went home I had a swim here. It was completely empty, so it was like having my own private beach!
This adventure was one of the most enjoyable days I have had in my 3 years in Japan. Riding to places I have never been, swimming at the beach, just enjoying life!
I don’t know where I’ll go on my next adventure, but wherever it is, I’m sure it’ll be great!
I know some customers at the cafe enjoy reading my blogs, so I’ll do my best to post regular updates for you all! 😊
Nagatare Seaside Park (長垂海浜公園)
West Side beach