This event was one of the best so far. For the first time we go hiking with children. And for the first time these kids went hiking as well.
It was for sure an exciting experience for all. We walked 8 km and none of the children once complained! they were instead happy and excited running around and asking me which way should they go, holding my hands when they want to jump and hope like bunnies. Children are truly a bless.
We started our hike walking toward Zeniarai Benten where we took a small break, washed coins, watched colorful pond fish called "Coy" in Japanese, and then prayed for an abundant fruitful year.
we then kept going uphill toward Genjiyama park where I organized an Easter Party. We started dancing on "Here come Peter Cottontail", played I Spy colorful eggs, then went on an Egg Hunt. We concluded our fun at the park having a picnic-lunch.
After lunch, we resumed our hike, this time for the Bamboo Forest. The mothers loved that place and asked me if we could stay and enjoy the bamboos for a while. We spent our time there playing "Hide and Seek" and "Duck Duck Goose" games. It was truly so much fun for us all.
After enjoying the bamboo forests and meeting other children also playing around. We resumed our hike through the Bamboo forest and back to Kamakura City where we all had Ice-creams and snacks.
I am truly forever grateful for the mothers and their children for joining Feather Legs' event. I'll be waiting for them to come again next month <3
Hope more of you can join as well!
Kamakura has a wide range of beautiful hiking trails. Here is a video to give you all an idea of what Feather Legs Hiking trails' choices look like :) Winter is over! hiking is getting much more fun :) come and join us.
I took the chance of the warm and beautiful weather today to spend the day hiking between Kamakura and Yokohama.
I was surprised to see how beautiful these yet unexplored hiking trails are, and I'm surely happy and lucky that I decided to push myself harder and walk further! Not one time I felt tired or bored along my 18 Km journey today :)
I started my hike at the "Dance Lion" hiking trail up to Ten-En, then I kept on going toward Kanazawa-Buko trail to Omaru-Yama, a small mountain top with a view on Yokohama city and its bay. After that I hiked toward Segami Community Woods which were truly breath taking. I circled back to Kanaza-Bunko Natural Park for a beautiful hike full of squirrels. Once back to Ten-En, I went to have Nigiri and Tofu at the mountain's rest house where I met three young people from Vanada, London, and Australia. We ended up finishing the hike together and going to Hachimangu Temples.
My day was awesome, feeling free, healthy, strong, and happy! Nature truly does amazing things to those who know how to respect and enjoy it.
Cycling to Enoshima took only 20 minutes. It was warm and sunny, and the wind was calm so the ride was smooth.
Once at Enoshima, we toured the island, visited its beautiful and culturally rich cave, and then had lunch at one of Enoshima's local restaurant with a beautiful view on the ocean. The huge hawks were all around which was very entertaining.
We all had fun for sure, I made new friends who expressed satisfaction and will to join our activities again soon and I'm surely looking forward to seeing all of them again soon.
You guys were awesome! thank you for coming and making our activities more enjoyable with your positiveness and smiles :)