posted on Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Finally some sun...

It's been a long two weeks of low clouds in England so I couldn't believe my luck this morning whe I opened the shades to a glorious sunrise and a blue sky. Nicely jet lagged I set off for a relaxing early jog through the rice fields of Narita. Despite the serious insomnia I managed an hour and almost 10km run. The fields were getting busy with the farmers and their yearly back braking exercise of planting the new rice. It seems very much a job shunned by the young generation; most of the farmers clearly in their 70s or 80s but surely stronger than their sons or nephews, spoilt and pampered as we are in all our comforts...