a bike ride away is this surreal swimming area. don’t let the perspective fool you, the depth in the middle is over your head. We have rental bikes.
Not quite the rainy season but, it’s been raining like it is. The temperature outside is pretty warm and that must make the water feel warmer. A little rain didn’t stop this group of 6 travelers from enjoying a refreshing swim in the river in front of the hostel.
Swimming season officially begins today with Kayla and Anthony making the plunge into the beautifully clear river (Kuro kawa) in front of Zen Hostel. Other guests have talked about going in…but, none as brave as Kayla and Anthony. Yes, that’s Anthony doing a cannonball. They were in for a good 30 minutes….but, I don’t think(…)
You might as well call Rich the “Last Samurai” as the water was pretty cold on November 2, 2010. Only a samurai can endure such conditions. Judging from his facial expression, he was clearly enjoying it. I must admit, I could never go in….you only see me in the river in July and August! Rich(…)
The water is always clean. Even after a typhoon, Black River runs clean a few days later.