On Monday evening we boarded the Taiheiyo Ferry in Nagoya for the two day trip to Tomakomai, Hokkaido.
The first night the seas were a bit rough and five of the seven of us had stomachs that did not react to that well! We were thankful for the two who did not get sick and their willingness to take care of us-which included sleeping on the lobby floor for one of these helpers!
Morning brought calmer seas and stomachs, some time to relax, and a jazz concert in the lobby.
|Our group can be seen in the background|
(This is also where a few of our group slept the night before!)
|Headed to the building where Yuri's dad studied|
It was a beautiful campus filled with trees and wide open spaces!
We enjoyed some time in nature trying to get our fill of mountain air, flowers, trees, pinecones, etc.