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Analogue Adventures – Orient Escapade 1982 – Kamakura and Hakone

All photos taken on April 28, 1982.

Today, we were leaving Tokyo and hitting the road to Kamakura and Hakone in the Fuji-Five Lakes Region. Our breakfast buffet was again in the 3rd floor Azalea Room of the New Otani.

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Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

4 thoughts on “Analogue Adventures – Orient Escapade 1982 – Kamakura and Hakone

  1. What a magnificent cover shot, Sladja actually saw me reading and said “Is that Allan!?!” It was fun to revisit Hakone and Lake Ashi through your photos, I love those old fashioned boats that do the rounds. I too did the Mt. Komagatake Ropeway which was wonderful. The shot of the captain and all the waving kids is another gem, to think that all those children are now pushing 50 years old.

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    1. Thanks Leighton. Hard to believe that was me….and that I had hair….although it was already leaving. We loved this resort area. After being in the busy cities, it was nice to get out into the green mountainous area. The boats in 2009 were a bit sleeker, but they still had the crazy swan paddle boats. Can you imagine the stress of the captain and crew from having so many school children on board. Yup, a few years have passed since then. Time travel is possible. Thanks for reading and your thoughts. Allan

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