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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Mt. Fuji, At Long Last!


The ascent to the paragliding base (to be tackled in a separate post) was itself an adventure, but there was no taking the thunder away from the star of the show – the majestic Fuji San (Mt. Fuji). Probably aware of my many failed eyeballs with him, he this time did not disappoint me. Slowly, he presented himself to us....



But when he got used to our intrusive presence, he reined his shyness and basked in what can only be called perfect weather.



Now capped with thin snow, the mountain bathed in sunlight tamed by the winter breeze. More clouds would have made our photos more dramatic, but I am definitely not complaining. I was happy, having fulfilled a cherished wish.


Not contented with our dayshots, we braved the piercing cold and passed by a nearby lake as we headed to our host’s home. Not knowing to take pictures in the dark, this shot was the best I could muster. But as I have earlier declared, I am in no way complaining.


30 comments:

Mariale said...

Hail to Mt. Fuji and its glorious attraction. But argh, I have a confession to make... I hate reading Totomai's entry about his glide. I just can't accept it... green-eyed :p

Mys Lyke Meeh said...

Wwow--spectacular pictures!

It must be a very good experienced!

Take care!

r-yo said...

mariale: oo nga e. buti nga nakapag practice glide din ako kaya kahit papano me aerial experience din ako. he he

r-yo said...

Ms Lyke Meeh: yup! it really was great!

Gypsy said...

You finally, finally made it!! Congrats, so happy for you! :)

tutubi said...

sarap naman. have you trekked to Fuji-san already? my brother did but i don't know if he made it to the peak. he has a stick with markings on where he was able to get to but i have to ask him for it...such shaky position there at citigroup

totomai said...

attorney. sabay natin nakita ng husto si fuji-san. daming beses nya din ako binigo dati hehe.

and dont remind me of that ascent. brrrr. i better jump instead of riding than improvised train hehe

maki said...

next time fly ka na talaga, not from the low hill ha;-)

Thank you sa canton! :-D

janus said...

waw.. one of the most beautiful mountains of asia.. sana ako rin nakapunta jan..

and yeah attorney aryoboy, i'v transferred.. please relink.. thanks po..

r-yo said...

gypsy: thanks!

r-yo said...

tutubi: we were supposed to trek last summer but i wasn't able to go. then we went to the 5th station, but it was raining heavily and visibility was zero. sana nga maakyat ko pa rin siya.

r-yo said...

totomai: that's why i was too happy to finally get the opportunity. grabe, masyadong mailap tong si fuji san!

r-yo said...

ms. maki: he he. talaga! and i promise, di ako kakaladkarin ng sensei. he he maraming salamat din po!

r-yo said...

janus: ei! will relink. thanks!

Allan Barredo said...

ey beautiful photos bro! been there last winter. that glider spot - was that in myouyama?

r-yo said...

allan: the paragliding spot was that of the Asagiri Diving School. I'm not sure if it's the name of the school.

r-yo said...

the place, i mean.

Allan Barredo said...

I distinctly remember that POV, our host mentioned we were on top of mt. myouyama. I have some photos here :)

pepe M. said...

OMG! stunning pictures!!!
i can see you have improved a lot by the day with your photographs...:)

ingat bro!

BlogusVox said...

Siguro mas magandang tingnan ang Mt.Fuji if it's in a clear, winter day no. Sana makabalik ka dyan during winter and take some more pictures.

KRIS JASPER said...

wow!

the last foto is out of this world.. really brilliant!

xxxborgexxx said...

have always wanted to visit mt fuji. thanks for sharing the pics. could just imagine how great it was.

aajao said...

yay! very, very nice!

r-yo said...

pepe: salamat po!

r-yo said...

blogusvox: sana nga makapasyal uli pag buo na talaga ang snow cap.

r-yo said...

kris: inaaral ko pa kumuha ng night shot. sana mag-improve heheh.

r-yo said...

borge: it really was great! ang ganda ng view. sana nga makapasyal ka rin one day.

r-yo said...

aajao: thanks! uy! eb daw dyan.

the donG said...

wow! is it bigger or larger than mt mayon?

that silhouette shot is impressing!

carlotta said...

wow congrats! ang gaganda ng mga kuha mo ng mount fuji! =)

nga pala, paragliding? looking forward to ur post about that :D