View At My Window : A Bit of Takatsuki

View At My Window (Post#46) : A Bit of Takatsuki

Photos of the day are all about Takatsuki City. The first place that I spent my time the moment I returned to Japan. As I wanted to do trekking and be far from metropolis on first day of my second trip, I came to the city which developed from being a commuter town. Previously it was a town where most people live and then commute either for Kyoto or Osaka.  I was able to capture a scenic Takatsuki with farms not far from Kabusanji Temple. These photos are part of Walking and Trekking in Takatsuki last May 2017.

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Notes :
Photo : Takatsuki
Location : Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan
Directions / Transportation :
Take JR Tokaido-Sanyo Line and get off at Takatsuki Station
Official Website : Takatsuki

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View At My Window : Kiyomizu-dera Hondo (Main Hall)

View At My Window (Post#45) : Kiyomizu-dera Hondo (Main Hall)

Photos of the day are all about Kiyomizu-dera Hondo or Main Hall. The amazing thing to see after reaching the Koyasu Pagoda area is the Hondo or Main Hall of the temple from a distance with a beautiful backdrop of nature. I will not be surprised why lots of visitors wanted to come in this place. It is because of the way the hall was built which is located in the steep cliff and having a large Hinoki Wooden Stage which said to be supported by over 13-meter high pillars. The 18 pillars that supports the main hall was made from over 400-year-old zelkova trees which reconstructed in 1633 and proves to hold the hall of over the years from lots of natural disasters. A truly wonders of traditional Japanese construction. These photos are part of First Kyoto Tour last September 2015.

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Notes :
Photo : Kiyomizu-dera Hondo, Kiyomizu-dera Main Hall, Religious Site, Temple, Hinoki Wooden Stage
Location : Seikanji Kiyomizukamiyamacho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0000, Japan
Directions / Transportation :
1. Take Raku Bus #100 from Kyoto Station that goes to Higashiyama Area, then get off at Kiyomizu-michi Bus Stop or Gojozaka Bust Stop
2. Take bus #202, 206 or 207
3. Visit the official access link to reach the temple here.
Official Website : Kiyomizu-dera Temple

View At My Window : Little Salmon Bay

View At My Window (Post#44) : Little Salmon Bay

Photos of the day are all about Little Salmon Bay. It is a tiny beach not far from Jeannies Lookout and located between Porpoise Bay and Salmon Bay. It is another a great spot for swimming and snorkelling. These photos are part of Rottnest Island Tour October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : bay, beach, Little Salmon Bay
Location : Rottnest Island WA, Australia
Transportation :
1. Join Day Tours from Perth where different options are available or
2. Take cruise to the island with your own or rented boat
Official Website : Rottnest Island

View At My Window : Parker Point

View At My Window (Post#43) : Parker Point

Photos of the day are all about Parker Point. Part of the island tour was the stop in Parker Point. Parker Point is one of the scenic splendor of Rottnest, one of the stunning snorkelling destination and a marine sanctuary zone. Though I never got a chance to do the snorkeling in Parker Point but the scenic view that it offers to the visitors of the island is absolutely breathtaking. The said spot is recommended for the water adventurer enthusiast to visit. These photos are part of Rottnest Island Tour October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : Parker Point, beach, coast, shore, snorkelling spot, underwater playground,
Location : Rottnest Island WA, Australia
Transportation :
1. Join Day Tours from Perth where different options are available or
2. Take cruise to the island with your own or rented boat
Official Website : Rottnest Island

View At My Window : Lake Magic

View At My Window (Post#42) : Lake Magic

Photo of the day is about Lake Magic which I only had a chance to see from a distance when I reached the top of the Wave Rock. Some information learned about the said lake are its clear salty water and the its base is made of gypsum which also used as fertilizer. The lake is just 1 km distance from Wave Rock. The photo is part of Wheatbelt Region Tour October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : lake, Lake Magic
Location : Hyden WA 6359, Australia
Transportation :
1. Join Day Tours from Perth or
2. Drive towards Hyden WA 6359, Australia
Official Website : Wave Rock

View At My Window : Boranup Forest

View At My Window (Post#41) : Boranup Forest

Photos of the day are all about Boranup Forest. Though we just pass through it, as we did not stop to see up close with any of the trees, it was a nice experience to have a quick drive in a rough road within Boranup Forest. The forest consists of towering karri trees which is a eucalypt native and can be found in southwest area of Western Australia. These photos are part of Margaret River (Western Australia) Region Tour October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : trees, karri trees, eucalypt tree, Boranup Forest
Location : Boranup, WA, Australia
Transportation :
1. Join Day Tours from Perth or
2. Driving to Boranup
Official Website : Boranup Forrest

View At My Window : Mammoth Cave

View At My Window (Post#40) : Mammoth Cave

Photo of the day is about Mammoth Cave. Most of the caves, that I had a chance to see are caves that already open for tourist or public, which organized and managed by either volunteer groups or government. Mammoth Cave has been opened for more than a 100 years to tourist. The cave itself can accommodate even visitors in wheelchairs. So this is not the typical cave that adventure extremist to engage in. It is protected since it is one of the few caves that has fossils. The photo is part of Margaret River (Western Australia) Region Tour October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : cave, Mammoth Cave
Location : Caves Rd, Boranup WA 6286, Australia
Transportation :
1. Join Day Tours from Perth or
2. Driving to Boranup
Official Website : Mammoth Cave

View At My Window : Swan River

View At My Window (Post#39) : Swan River

Photos of the day are all about Swan River. Unlike my previous post with the theme of “View At My Window”, the photos that I captured about Swan River were actually represents the view at my window in my hotel while staying in Pan Pacific Perth. I was thrilled that I have a great scenery to see by just looking outside of my window. Swan River flows through the city of Perth and I can say it’s in the middle of the city itself. Its natural beauty adds life to the surroundings of Perth. The upper part of the river starts and connected from Avon River and it ends which connected to Canning River and the other end is through the Fremantle Harbour to the sea. These photos are part of Perth and Surround Tour October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : River, Swan River
Location : Perth, WA, Australia
Transportation : Perth CAT

 

View At My Window : Fitzroy River at Willare Bridge

View At My Window (Post#38) : Fitzroy River at Willare Bridge

On our way to Broome, after stopping at Willare Bridge Roadhouse, we stopped in a nearby Willare Bridge to had a glimpse of Fitzroy River. One of the long river in Kimberley with the following statistics according to Wikipedia, it has flows for 733 kilometres (455 mi) from the King Leopold and Mueller Ranges into King Sound south of Derby, and has a catchment area of 93,829 square kilometres (36,228 sq mi). Our tour guide told us that saltwater crocodiles which dangerous can be found nearby the surroundings of this river. These photos are part of Day 9 (Tunnel Creek, Derby and Broome) of 9 Days Darwin to Broome Overland Adventure Tour October 2016.

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View At My Window : Bell Gorge

View At My Window (Post#37) : Bell Gorge

The first place for the group’s adventure was Bell Gorge after we came from Imintji. We had walk few kilometers towards the gorge. And when we reached it, I was amazed with its beautiful backdrop. Its beauty is also unique compared with other gorges that I had seen so far along Gibb River Road. The gorge has cascading waterfalls that goes down to its pool where it flows to Bell Creek.  The gorge is located in King Leopold Ranges Conservation Park. These photos are part of Day 8 (Bell Gorge and Windjana Gorge) of 9 Days Darwin to Broome Overland Adventure Tour October 2016.

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View At My Window : Spinifex (Triodia)

View At My Window (Post#36) : Spinifex (Triodia)

While leaving “The Bungle Bungles” within Purnululu National Park, I got a chance to take a shot of photos that includes Spinifex. This type of grass commonly called as Spinifex even though they are not part of the genus Spinifex as these grass are found at the inland of Australia and not along the coast. I find it really nice in the eyes as it is a rounded grass like balls, but be careful as they can bruise a skin. These photos are part of Day 4 (The Bungle Bungles and El Questro) of 9 Days Darwin to Broome Overland Adventure Tour October 2016.

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View At My Window : Escarpment Walls (West of Bungle Bungle Range)

View At My Window (Post#35) : Escarpment Walls (West of Bungle Bungle Range)

During our first day in Purnululu National Park, after taking part in Echidna Chasm Walk, I thought that the adventure was over for the day but then our guide still gave us a chance to see the Escarpment Walls which is the Western part of Bungle Bungle Range during the sunset that was amazing to see at the ridge that we trekked shortly. The color was amazing pinkish or combination of red and orange. The color was changing while the sunset was happening. These photos are part of Day 3 (Purnululu National Park) of 9 Days Darwin to Broome Overland Adventure Tour October 2016.

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View At My Window : Valley of Judbarra

View At My Window (Post#34) : Valley of Judbarra

Along the base of the ridges or escarpments, seeing the park’s valley was amazing and enjoying the scenery while hiking or even resting helps us to get going and enjoy what we were doing at that time. Nature viewing is a great way to chill in wilderness. These photos are part of Day 2 (Judbarra/Lake Argyle) of 9 Days Darwin to Broome Overland Adventure Tour Oct 2016.

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View At My Window : Edith (Leliyn) Falls Lower Pool

View At My Window (Post#33) : Edith (Leliyn) Falls Lower Pool

Visiting Edith Falls (or Leliyn Falls for Jawoyn People – one of the aboriginals taking care of the park) to enjoy natural pool for swimming adventure, even you don’t like trekking to reach the Upper Pool, the falls also has Lower Pool or Base Pool which just few steps from parking area. The said pool is just one of the holes that the waterfalls is offering. These photos are part of Day 1 (Darwin to the Katherine Region) of 9 Days Darwin to Broome Overland Adventure Tour October 2016.

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View At My Window : Florence Falls

View At My Window (Post#32) : Florence Falls

First Falls that we found while touring around Litchfield National Park. One of the things that I enjoyed here was the walk or trek towards the viewing platform to see the Falls. At the time we visited the falls, the plunge pool was closed for swimming as there were constructions going on in the area at that time. These photos are part of Litchfield National Park Tour Photo Collection September 2016.

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View At My Window : Tarzan Falls and Ylig River

View At My Window (Post#31): Tarzan Falls

Tarzan Falls is famous because the trails towards the falls are good for any type of hikers. The trail also offers not only landscape scenery but a good exercise like nature walk or trip. The Tarzan Falls itself can be enjoyed in any season. During my visit it was dry season which pretty much easier to hike than wet season. The water that flows Tarzan Falls is part of Ylig River. These photos are part of Guam Adventure Photo Collection April 2017.

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View At My Window : Tamuning, Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport, and Barrigada

View At My Window (Post#30) : Tamuning, Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport, and Barrigada

Before we ended the island tour that day, our last stop was Libungan Vista Point. At that viewpoint, we had a chance to see a different view of Tamuning where I can say the most commercialized area in the island. We had a birds view of the island’s international airport where I landed and took off for my flights to and from Guam. And last but not the least was a residential area of Barrigada located in upper area. These photos are part of Guam Adventure Photo Collection April 2017.

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View At My Window : Magellan’s Landing

View At My Window (Post#29) : Magellan’s Landing

Ferdinand Magellan is not a stranger to me since he is always included in the history subject related to the discovery of my country since Spanish Colonization time, which the same fate happened to Guam not really far from Philippines. When we visited another fort at the southern part of Guam, we passed and appreciated from a distance what Guam call it as Magellan’s Landing. The shore is the one that has been considered as where Magellan landed in the island. The photo is part of Guam Adventure Photo Collection April 2017.

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View At My Window : Pagat Arch

View At My Window (Post#28) : Pagat Arch

When we were out of the woods and when we were in an open area, few meters towards what they used to call as Pagat “Arch”, coming from a distance it seems that it was just nothing as I was already amazed with coastal view. But when, I was few steps away to see the water with the said arch, I was ecstatic to see such scenery. I admired the arch and the water seen below which shows how clean and clear the water is. These kind of scenery are one of the reasons I love Pagat Point. These photos are part of Guam Adventure Photo Collection April 2017.

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View At My Window : Guam Adventures Buggy Off-Road Track

View At My Window (Post#27) : Guam Adventures Buggy Off-Road Track

One of the things that I enjoyed aside from riding the buggy off-road ATV vehicle are the Guam Adventure tracks that we used to enjoy both driving and riding the vehicle. At first, it was a race road track, then it followed by an off-road track which includes a forest track. I enjoyed the most was when we entered the forest track. These photos are part of Guam Adventure Photo Collection April 2017.

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