Around 4 pm I decided to rouse myself from my desk chair stupor and go for a walk down to the Nakagawa. The weather was clear blue skies, and the fall colors were vivid. And I think I got a good pre-sunset photo of the sun low in the sky with good river highlights.
To the left of the large sun you can see the Sky Tree.
Sunset was at 4:50 pm today.
Here is the Nakagawa just after the typhoon, with the Sky Tree in the distance. It looks like the Nakagawa almost overflowed, but didn’t quite.
If you click on the photo (e.g. on the Sky Tree) you can see it full size.
The typhoon is now past Tokyo and headed north, and the skies have cleared up.
I haven’t been on a bike ride along the river since December 23, when I had a bad fall off my bike while trying to take a hill I wasn’t used to. My leg hurt for a couple of weeks, and then the weather turned really cold. Then I had my recent trip to Boston.
Well today the weather is beautiful. So there was no putting off a bike ride anymore. It really is nice weather today. Beautiful blue skies, and you don’t even need a jacket out. Truly spring has come.
I thought I would’ve lost muscle strength because I haven’t gone riding in so long, except for short bicycle rides to the supermarket and to run errands. However, I was still able to take all the hills I usually take, and I really didn’t get tired until after about 7 km or so. So while I still have to build up strength again, it’s not as bad as I thought it would be.
The cherry blossoms aren’t quite in full bloom anymore, but as you can see in these photos there are still plenty. I would say it is 70% full bloom right now in my neighborhood.
It’s just really really nice out along the river.
Shot using panorama mode on my iPhone 5.