Can we walk on the drift ice in January? Yes. And it is so breathtaking that I decide to spend my summer vacation in Shiretoko.
Upon starting off Iruka Hotel, I encountered an Ezo red fox.
The snow was knee-deep.
It seemed that I walked well on big drift ice.
I ventured out on the thin ice, and......
......or fell through.
The volcanic Shiretoko mountain range was covered with snow. Oronko Rock looked like a frosted chocolate cake.
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High amplitude wave in Sea of Okhotsk.
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On the way back to Iruka Hotel, I was interviewed by STV.
Drift ice walking tour, including a dry suit and insurance, guided by Iruka Hotel.
Ezo red foxes may carry echinococcus, so don't feed any animals in Shiretoko and don't touch them for your safety.
Jan. 26, 2015