When I have free time, I love to go touring in the mountains or along the coast. I also enjoy cruising across the Shimanami Bridgeway.
My favorite is probably touring in the mountains. I really enjoy riding in the mountains, because of the beautiful nature. You can see lots of wild animals as well.
I also like to ride and not worry about dangerous drivers. Because the roads aren’t paved, there usually isn’t any traffic.
Do you ever explore the mountains? If you need to get away, it’s the perfect place to hike, cycle or ride.
On the weekend I visited the flowering canola fields at Minara. The bright yellow flowers were beautiful against the distant mountains.
In the area of Australia were my family live there are many canola fields that are grown to make canola oil. Seeing the canola fields at Minara reminded me of home. I have used canola oil to cook but recently in Matsuyama City I ate a sandwich that had canola plant in it. It was my first time to eat the plant!
In October I visited the same fields at Minara to see the beautiful cosmos flowers.
Many people visit the Minara fields to see the flowers there and I think it is a special place.
I hope everyone enjoys the start of Spring!
Last Monday, the 24th of February, was a national holiday for the Emperor’s birthday. I went with a friend to Shiroyama Park next to Matsuyama Castle. The weather was sunny and the trees along the moat had started to blossom.
We enjoyed delicious food from food trucks in the park, especially strawberry crepes!
I enjoyed my day in the park very much. I think the green spaces of Matsuyama are beautiful and peaceful. I hope everyone cares for them and enjoys them as Spring begins!