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Analogue Adventures – Osaka to Kobe 1985 – Day 5

All photos taken on May 15, 1985.

We awoke the next day and continued our Osaka sightseeing before heading to Kobe to board our overnight cruise ship through the Seto Inland Sea.

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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.

6 thoughts on “Analogue Adventures – Osaka to Kobe 1985 – Day 5

    1. They did look cute, but obviously took our glance as a threat. Luckily, we managed to get them to move away. The temples in Osaka were great, but the ones in Kyoto will be so much better. Thanks for reading Lyssy. Happy Tuesday. Allan

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  1. Wow, that’s a one mighty waterfall, Allan! I find that a few natural attractions express the power and beauty of the natural world quite like waterfalls. They can be both incredibly calming to look at and awe-inspiring in their intensity. I love your photo of a monkey couple, although, while they look cute, they can be dangerous. It’s always best to watch the monkeys from a distance. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 🙂 Aiva xx

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    1. It was good to have all this nature so close to such a large city. We were worried at first when we got to the top and saw no trail down. Persevering was well worth it. Those monkeys being cute was the way they lulled everyone into a false sense of security. We were glad to leave them behind. Thanks for reading Aiva. Allan

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  2. So much natural beauty and incredible history. The Aizendo Shomanin Shrine would be something I’d particularly love to see. Did you see the owner of the Soarer? Glad you managed to catch some monkey business along the way.

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    1. You are so right. While Kyoto may be the capital of the Shogun era for architecture and gardens, Osaka had some fine examples of temples, shrines and castles. We never spotted the owner of the car, but picture him as a 30 something with pulled back hair, a dark leather jacket and aviator sunglasses. There was real pride of ownership in some of these rarer cars. As to the monkeys, I guess they were just a chimp off the old block for Mino Mountain. Thanks for reading and commenting Leighton. Allan

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