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Pentax Spotmatic SP - First Roll of Photos

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Pentax Spotmatic SP - First Ro...
A while ago I bought an old Pentax film camera on ヤフオク. https://en.bloguru.com/otto/415668/pentax-spotmatic-sp
Finally, I finished a roll of film & got it developed* (現像). Yay, my camera works (動く)!

I`m pretty happy with the results, but I think I have to clean inside the main lens. That`s difficult, but one of my students knows how to do it. I will get him to* help me.

Grammar:
* 'get + 目的語 + 過去分詞 (+誰かに)'
* 'get* + 誰か + to 動詞’ [*ask/tellもOKです]
#趣味

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Autumn Adventure: Day 4 - Final Float Frenzy

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Autumn Adventure: Day 4 - Fin...
I spent the final* morning of my autumn adventure beachcombing. I had only found 2 old floats the previous day, so I was disappointed. However, finally**, I could find a lot of nice ones on Wakasa-Wada Beach. I will use them to update my display case collection: https://en.bloguru.com/otto/395057/new-fishing-float-display-case

After returning to my tent, I packed up, rode to the station, packed up my bike, and finally***, caught a train back home.

I enjoyed my 2021 autumn adventure.


Vocabulary:
* final = 最後の
** finally = やっと
*** finally = 最後に

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Autumn Adventure: Day 3 - Trendy Tango Train

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Autumn Adventure: Day 3 - Tr...
When I saw my single-carriage (ワンマン) train at Tango-Yuri Station, I thought, " Oh, it looks nice." Then I got on & I was even more impressed - inside it looked like a 5-star hotel lobby! I was surprised.

By the way, the cabinets contained samples of locally-produced goods & handicrafts.

Grammar
- 'looks + 形容詞'
- 'looks like + 名詞'

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Autumn Adventure: Day 3 - Carrying On

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Autumn Adventure: Day 3 - Ca...
After riding along Shotenkyo Beach, I decided not to carry on along the long & difficult coast road. Instead, I went inland, & reached the coast again near Amanohashidate, a famous sightseeing spot. I wanted to buy souvenirs for my family, but I didn`t have space to carry them in my backpack. From there I carried on along the coast to a small town called Tango-Yuri, where I was surprised to see a 海上自衛隊 aircraft-carrier.

It was getting dark, so I caught the train from Tango-Yuri to Wakasa-Wada, where I camped.

Vocabulary:
carry: 運ぶ
carry on: continue, 続ける
aircraft carrier: 航空母艦

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Autumn Adventure: Day 3 - Rise & Shine!

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Autumn Adventure: Day 3 - Ri...
I rose* early & rode to Shotenkyo beach to watch the sun rise**. I found a sea-urchin (うに) shell, a colorful lure, and a float (釣り浮き). It was pretty cold, but as I rode east, the temperature rose** and it was comfortable cycling weather.

Vocabulary
* rise, rose = 起きる, 起きった
** rise, rose = 上がる、上がった
"Rise and shine!" = 「起きってがんばって!」

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Autumn Adventure: Day 2

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Autumn Adventure: Day 2
I got up early, packed up my tent, and rode north, mostly using the footpath. Along the way, I saw a cage & thought, "What`s in there? An animal?" Yes - a wild boar (イノシシ). Wow.

I rode for several hours but then I got a flat tyre (= puncture = パンク). Oh no. I couldn`t fix it, so I caught a train from a nearby town called Hase, to Kumihama, where a kind bike-shop owner picked me up at the station, took me to his shop, & fixed my tyre. What a nice fellow. Thank you very much!

After that I found a nice camping spot next to a river, made a small fire, had dinner, and slept very well.

British versus American English:
- footpath (UK, Aus) = sidewalk, pavement (US)
- wild boar, wild pig, feral pig (UK, Aus, US), wild/feral hog (US)
- tyre (UK, Aus) = tire (US)

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Autumn Adventure: Day 1

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Autumn Adventure: Day 1
I went on a train & cycling & camping trip. First I went to Kobe by train to meet an old friend. After that I took the train north to a small station called Ao. From there I rode to a World War 2 airfield museum called Uzurano. However, the plane in the photo is actually an American-made SNJ-5 'Texan', which was not flown by Japan in WW2...
Finally I went to a campsite by bicycle (folding bicycle 折りたたみ自転車) & stayed there one night.

Grammar
go to ___ by train/bus = take the train/bus to ____
go to ___ by bicycle = ride/drive to ____
go to ___ on foot = walk to ___
go to ___ plane = fly to ___

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Bye-Bye, Big Bag

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Bye-Bye, Big Bag
My previous sleeping bag was pretty big & heavy, so I got a new one. My current one is lighter, more compact, & more suitable for cycling-camping trips. It`s also clean; my old one was pretty dirty...

Vocabulary:
- my old/previous ____ = 私の前の____ ["my before ____" is WRONG]
- my new/current/present ____ = 私の今の ____ ["my now ____" is WRONG]

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New Balance

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New Balance
In addition to adding* small wheels to my folding bike, I also added* a DIY handle, which improves the balance when I pull it. An added** benefit is that it is more comfortable to hold. In addition, it can be moved to fit neatly (きちんと,すっきり) on the rack. I`ve made a few additions*** to my folding bike recently. I`m looking forward to going riding & testing them.

Vocabulary:
- In addition (to ___),... = とは別に
- * to add (動詞) = 付ける, 付け加える
- **added (形容詞) = 追加, おまけ
- *** addition (名詞) = 加算, 付加,追加

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Let`s Stroll!

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Let`s Stroll!
Compared with (と比べて) other folding bikes, mine is not so heavy. However, if I have to carry it on my shoulder (肩) to, for example, a distant (遠い) train platform, it`s a hassle (めんどくさい). So I attached small wheels into the bottom of the seat post. They are originally from an old baby stroller.

Vocabulary:
- stroll = そぞろ歩き, あてもなくぶらぶら歩くこと stroller = ベビーカー

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