18th February: Hokkaido – Kushiro to Lake Kussharo

As for the previous morning, we went to Otowa Bridge before dawn but this time the conditions were not as good.  It was not as cold, not below the dew point and the fogginess was not there.  So we decided not to stay.  The image is of trees on a nearby snow-covered hill.

Trees at the side of the road from the bus

Central Hokkaido landscape from the bus

After breakfast we then headed off in the bus inland towards Lake Kussharo.  The two images above give some idea of the landscape we traveled through.