February 25, 2018

Adding GEOTAG for Olympus P5 was changed

My camera is Olympus P5 and the camera need a smartphone to add Geotag. I noticed the way was changed. "Add Geotag" button of Ol.share jump to Ol.Track now, the point was "long press" the log lists. Four buttons appear when I long-press one of my log lists, the top button is "Add Geotag".

Posted on February 25, 2018 01:23 PM by harumkoh harumkoh | 0 comments | Leave a comment

August 07, 2017

Went to see the hole of the volcano

My family and I went to the 6th point (elevation 2490m) of Mount Fuji last year, there is the road to the 5th point (elevation 2400m) so it was easy to go. My son said he wanted to go the top but I said I heard it is tough to go because of low temperature and low air pressure. My son and I were interested in what the hole of the volcano like, we can see the picture but wanted to stand on the edge. :)

We decided to go the top this year, I bought shoes for him but I didn't know what else should I prepare. I read and heard what we need. The temperature of the top is 4-8 degree Celsius, the 5th point is 16-20, a city is 25-30, so we need summer cloth for the city and change to spring cloth on 5th point and change to winter cloth on 7th or 8th point. And need to prepare the rain. I thought we can use could use cheap rainwear but we need to wear it hours and rain or sweat will make wet inside, it's hard to stay in the winter rain. So we prepared rainwear and some small winter clothes what we can carry on our back and I booked the mountain hut on 7th point (elevation 3010m).

1st day, the 5th point was smokey like last year so we put on rainwear. It looked smoke but the water dropped from our hat. The rainwear worked nicely, it kept inside dry. The trail was tough to me but it seemed easier to my boy, he always go faster and waited for me on next point. There were trees on 5th point, but it wasn't any on 7th point. It seemed all イタドリ(Fallopia japonica) on the red ground. I felt already a lack of air on 7th point so I couldn't get good sleep but my son seemed slept as always. He said he already accustomed to low air pressure next morning.

2nd day, I woke up 4 am and prepared to see the sunrise but we couldn't see it because of all smokey weather. We started climbing 5 am, my son went faster than me as the previous day. Most of the trail was natural stair of rocks so it wasn't like walking, it was like climbing. It was getting more tough to me, I felt I couldn't inhale enough air when I moved quickly but I needed move quickly when I walked up the rocks. So I climbed up slower. In the city, I usually check the time and go faster so I forgot I can get to where I want to go even I go very slowly. I always got next point, it was a fresh surprise to me.

Plants were gone on the 8th point (elevation 3250m) but I found birds on the 8th and the 9th point (elevation 3460m). The birds didn't afraid climbers, they got very close to us. I noticed the birds eat moths, moths were gathered to the light of the hat in the previous night. There were more kind of moths than I pictured.

We got warm food on the hat of the 9th point and went on. There were snow remains above the valley of the 9th point. Luckily the smoke was getting gone and we could see the scenery of 9th point to the top. We could see the top but it didn't come closer, walk a little by little, 2 hours later, finally I got to the top, where my boy was waiting. :)

There is the post office on the top, we can get the postmark of "The top of Mt.Fuji", we posted one. :)

photo 1: left
The hole of Mt.Fuji
photo 2: right
The hole of Mt.Fuji

Climbing down, was another tough event. Air or the temperature didn't bother me anymore, but it was very tough to my legs. My boy went faster but I went slower, it was getting dark when we went back to the 5th point.

Posted on August 07, 2017 01:11 PM by harumkoh harumkoh | 20 observations | 3 comments | Leave a comment

May 13, 2017

Scuba diving and Whale watching in Wakayama

My son got some patch in his swimming school, now he can swim faster than me. I wanted to give him something, I decided to give him a scuba diving in the south end of our area, Kushimoto, Wakayama prefecture. It was 1st scuba diving to me. :)
Unfortunately, the weather wasn't good so beginners only could dive in a wave-quiet beach. We learned equipment and signs and went short diving. I concerned if we choked under the sea but it didn't happen and under the sea was very comfortable. We expected colorful fish but couldn't find them but some sea cucumbers and sea urchins and small corals. :)
Next day we went whale watching. The guide said he can't say we can see a whale but he saw smaller whales a day before the day, so we expect seeing whales and dolphins. The trip start at 8 am and we saw dolphins 9:47, I was excited but many tourists got sea sick and seemed tired. 10 minutes later we saw a blowing and a black whale in distance. We noticed two whales, one large, one small, maybe a mother and a child. The guide shouted "SEE" and the whale dived and showed its fin on the surface, the movement was slow than I expected.

Posted on May 13, 2017 05:14 AM by harumkoh harumkoh | 9 observations | 2 comments | Leave a comment

September 21, 2015

処暑(limit of heat) Aug 23 - Sep 7

処暑(limit of heat) is one of solar term. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_term)
Longitude of sun 150°.
Getting cooler. Cicadas were disappear in the city but I noticed many cicadas were still singing in mountain.
Grasshoppers sang in evening and night. Butterflies, dragonflies were still active, large beetles were gone.
I found acorns and lots of mushrooms.
All species that I found in 処暑 in Kobe is in here.
http://www.inaturalist.org/lists/185722----limit-of-heat--Aug-23

Posted on September 21, 2015 02:43 AM by harumkoh harumkoh | 132 observations | 4 comments | Leave a comment

August 31, 2015

Identifying yellow swallowtails

Look at these two photos.

Old world swallowtail:
color: yellow.
pattern: around shoulder is blackkish yellow.

Asian swallowtail:
color: faded yellow.
pattern: around shoulder is black stripes.

Posted on August 31, 2015 01:35 PM by harumkoh harumkoh | 2 observations | 2 comments | Leave a comment

August 23, 2015

立秋(start of autumn) Aug 8 - Aug 22

立秋(start of autumn) is one of solar term. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_term)
Longitude of sun 135°.
Getting cooler. Tsukutsukuboushi(Meimuna opalifera) start singing. Grasshoppers get adult. Butterflies, dragonflies, beetles, cicadas, are still active.

Posted on August 23, 2015 02:59 PM by harumkoh harumkoh | 30 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

August 07, 2015

Muddy beach

People like white sand beach usually, don't like muddy beach. But sand beach is almost empty. Muddy beach is full of sea animals and weeds. It's good place to spend low tide hours. :)

Posted on August 07, 2015 04:08 PM by harumkoh harumkoh | 14 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

June 16, 2015

Identifying Clausiliidae

Seasonal picture of June-Japan is Land snails on hydrangeas, It's a rainy season.
I found some digital edition of some old books for education about Kobe in last year, one of them is Land snails in Kobe, published in 1979.
http://www2.kobe-c.ed.jp/shizen/maimai/maimai/index.html
Ninety land snails confirmed in Kobe, Clausiliidae is twelve.
I photographed some Clausiliidae last weekend and tried to id them.
Fortunatelly "Bigai" website has all twelve.
http://bigai.world.coocan.jp/pic_book/data51/r005070.html
http://bigai.world.coocan.jp/pic_book/data31/r003091.html
http://bigai.world.coocan.jp/pic_book/data36/r003523.html
http://bigai.world.coocan.jp/pic_book/data06/bilabrat.html
http://bigai.world.coocan.jp/pic_book/data38/r003727.html
http://bigai.world.coocan.jp/pic_book/data52/r005154.html
http://bigai.world.coocan.jp/pic_book/data27/r002623.html
http://bigai.world.coocan.jp/pic_book/data06/gracilis.html
http://bigai.world.coocan.jp/pic_book/data05/m217.html
http://bigai.world.coocan.jp/pic_book/data47/r004643.html
http://bigai.world.coocan.jp/pic_book/data44/r004315.html
http://bigai.world.coocan.jp/pic_book/data31/r003040.html
The book doesn't describe size of them, so I checked sizes. All three Clausiliidae I found was around 2cm, six of the book are smaller. And Hemiphaedusa attyrita only found in Arima. Remains are five.
ツムガタギセル Hemiphaedusa (Pinguiphaedusa) pinguis platydera.
シリオレギセル Tyrannophaedusa (Decolliphaeduse) biladrata.
シリオレトノサマギセル Mundiphaeddusa (Mundiphaedusa) decapitata.
シロナミギセル Stereophaedusa japonica kobensis.
アワジウツミギセル Stereophaedusa japonica pallens.
Both 4th and 5th are Stereophaedusa japonica, remains are four.
Observation 1:19. Brown shell, scarce lines all over the shell. Six horizontal lines. Pipe width on tip is narrower.
-> may be Tyrannophaedusa (Decolliphaeduse) biladrata.
Observation 1:28. Brownish shell, obvious lines all over the shell. Nine horizontal lines.
-> may be Stereophaedusa japonica.
Observation 1:20. White, look like old empty shell, no lines. Six horizontal lines. Pipe width on tip is wider.
-> may be Mundiphaeddusa (Mundiphaedusa) decapitata.

Posted on June 16, 2015 04:17 PM by harumkoh harumkoh | 3 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

May 31, 2015

Making identotron works!

I noticed Identotron works only if the specie has proper place. I usually add same species so Identotron must be useful if it works.
I'm using Identotron and brush up it. :)

Posted on May 31, 2015 09:36 AM by harumkoh harumkoh | 4 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

May 28, 2015

Solieria(Red algae) pacifica, Solieria(Fly) pacifica

I found my red algae was in Animals.
I checked the list and found same name Solieria(Red algae) pacifica and Solieria(Fly) pacifica.
hmmm....

Posted on May 28, 2015 01:32 AM by harumkoh harumkoh | 1 observations | 2 comments | Leave a comment