Design a site like this with
Get started

Analogue Adventures – Beppu to Kagoshima 1985 – Day 7

All photos taken on May 17, 1985.

Awakening on the morning of the 17th, we headed for the station to board our train for Kumamoto, where we would transfer to another train for Kagoshima.

To continue reading, please click here.

Alternatively, click here to go to new Blog Site.


Published by kagould17

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 – Beppu to Kagoshima 1985 – Day 7

  1. Looks like an enjoyable train ride! If I sleep with a different pillow my neck hurts the next day, not sure how I would fare on the floor. We park our car in an above ground parking garage and Jon got a cover because it gets so dusty. People tend to draw inappropriate things on the dusty cars, so he’s not totally crazy, but I laugh because we have one of the few covered cars but defiantly one of the least expensive ones.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. We were much younger then. Now, we try to take our pillows with us and we no longer do floor, although I did ground on my back country hike at 66. Tomorrow’s post will likely explain what the dust covers of Kagoshima were all about. I agree, strange things can happen to cars parked in a common garage. Thanks for reading and commenting Lyssy. Allan


  2. Rail travel is the best and this looked like a fabulous route. I’ve always fared well with sleeping on the floor, but like you, I was probably in my early 30s the last time I tried. The track and field players photo is my favourite of course, just love it.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Japanese rail travel is efficient and cost effective. Driving to most places would take twice the time and cost a fortune ion road tolls. Train is a good way to see the country and the people. Those track and field boys were so polite. They were just as curious about us as we were about them. Not many tourists went this far South in Japan in the day. We did stick out. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment Leighton. Always appreciated. Hope your day is going well. Allan

      Liked by 1 person

  3. You even had a personal room attendant who would serve your meals and make up the futons each night. How amazing is that! I wouldn’t be too keen on raw fish dishes. I know that the trick is to know that the fish is fresh, and you won’t have a problem., but I would still keep my distance. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 🙂 Aiva xx

    Liked by 1 person

    1. It was the true Japanese experience. Definitely an immersion in culture. The raw fish was fresh as we were right on the ocean. Still not to our taste. Thanks for reading Aiva. Happy Friday. Allan

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: