We have been warned! This time of the year is the wet season
Japan. Although we had some days with sunshine, as we took
Nagoya towards Hakodate at 3000 feet we entered the clouds.
lucky and soon the clouds would open and we were flying between
different layers. The clouds were floating in the sky like
milk in a
cup of tea. The sky was structured and filled with borders,
reference points. Suddenly one is aware of the speed you travel
through the air.
We continued all along the Japanese Islands up north. The
not allow a glimpse on the Mount Fuji. What was very unfortunate.
Approaching Hakodate on Hokkaido, another beautiful island.
is full of flowers. We had the impression that people are
from the main islands. During our 24h stay in Hakodate it
Final approach into Hakodate International Airport. Strange
happen flying with small general aviation planes in Japan.
only a few international airports available. The information
is sometimes quite misleading. In Nagoya we were informed
Hakodate is a very busy airport therefor our arrival in Hakodate
to be on schedule. When we landed there was no additional
the air. We had to land in Hakodate because we were informed
lack of parking space in Asahikawa, our last stop in Japan.
Hakodate left a very Scandinavian impression.
The port of Hakodate has been transformed into a centre for
Our cook for dinner. Behind him you can see the menu.
Stephan takes a close look at the breakfast: rice, miso soup
We did not receive the permission to fly into Russia for the
following day. We had to stay one more day in Japan. Hakodate
International Airport informed us that we had to leave to
as there is not enough parking space in Hakodate, what you
clearly see on this picture. We were happy about that as we
fly to Asahikawa in any case and the weather was supposed
better. And suddenly there was enough parking space in Asahikawa.