These photos are accompanied with a lovely story of exploration, wrong directions and suprising valleys. If I recall correctly, Vess and I were on our way to the Bamboo forest in Kyoto from the Nanzen Ji temple. I remember feeling extremeley exhausted, tired and half esleep most of the time, so it comes to no surprise that we got lost on the way.
For me at least, it’s those moments when you get lost, but discover something even more magical and memorable, than what you originally intended, that make journeys so amazing. I think it is because, when you venture to a new place with no expectations or prior knowledege the satisfaction bar is set quite low, which allows you to make your own story for a place.
To be honest, we didnt realise that we were going the wrong way, until we started seeing way too many mountains and the number of trees far exceeded the number of humans. When we did figure out we were going the completely wrong direction we got off at this very isolated station in hope that another train would come.
Another train did come, thank goodness, in 20ish minutes (which for Japan is a pretty long time considering trains usually come every 2-4mins in busy stations!) to the delight of Vess, who was slowly freaking out. 20minutes did allow us time to take some photos of the amazing scenary and to soak in a different part of Japan, not neccessarily seen by tourists.
This week we are full of love for the dear friends of B.P.S (bigpicturestuff). Shona and Elaine for always being so dedicated to the blog and being number one fans and for Cath (who’s parents are actually in Japan now) who took the time to send us a lovely and caring message of encouragement for our creativity!
Thanks so much guys! You are so special to us!