Added on September 7th: I biked to the lake again, and this time I took my camera with me:
A man digging for shijimi (small clams). they are delicious in miso soup. However, it is illegal for non-commercial people to take shijimi from the lake. This man looked like he was gonna freak (with fear) after I took a picture of him, lola bird!
ducks. there are a lot of these as you will see
the bike route on a sign:
a hawk on the side of the path setting flight
the beach at the start of the route
the bike. makes my butt hurt!
Wow, i can't believe how much my legs hurt!
but i survived. I wish I could upload the pictures i took on my Japanese pay-as-you-go phone. Next time I will carry my camera as it is a very scenic route. It ended at a vast 宍道湖 - (shinjiko - lake). Man am I sweaty. So for the first time I will utilize the bath instead of taking a shower the American way. There is a little machine in the kitchen that rings and says that the bath is hot and ready. You can also maintain the temperature. Sweet stuff!
(Next post: Japanese food pictures and all about my two new jobs!)
Here is a picture of the bath: