While staying in Numazu, a little town in Shizuoka, Japan, we decided to go skate a well known DIY skatepark in a farm on the side of a hill on the Shizuoka Peninsula.

IMG_1908We drove through hills and rice paddies before arriving at Makkachi Base.

IMG_1912We had to give the whole place a whip down as no one had skated it in a little while

IMG_1920Patricks bearing exploded, and he hadn’t changed his wheels in so long, that the bolt was being stubborn and not coming off

IMG_1938But eventually we got the session started

IMG_1930IMG_1916After skating a little, I had a walk around and explored the farm that was Makkachi Base

IMG_1914IMG_1915IMG_1951IMG_1954IMG_1955IMG_1963IMG_1932IMG_1967We left after a few hours to a little village which was well known for its hot spring

IMG_1976The natural hot spring rose from the middle of a river, where the now-standing onsen was built on top of it.

IMG_1972IMG_1970We dipped our feet in only, as no one was game enough to get naked


A thumbs up from Nori

IMG_1981We’d heard of a bamboo forrest close by, so we had a little bush walk and a chill

IMG_1986Before heading back to Numazu





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Each Australia Day we find something exciting to do. In the previous years we have picked up a game called Wizards. Basically you drink beer cans. Once you have finished the first, you tape it to a new one creating a small tin stack, and begin drinking your second. Over the course of the whole night, you should hopefully end up with quite a tall tower. In the end, once the beer staff has reached a height, higher than you, you become a Wizard and you can cast spells, such as wrestle, vomit and pass out.

robbie_partington_wizards_beer_cansAfter picking up our beer, we found we didn’t have any tape, so we picked up a supply

wizards_beer_cans2arriving at the party, we began our staffs with the sun still high


australia_cakean Australia Day cake came out for dinner

wizards_beer_canswe washed it down with our staffs,

IMG_9119and things slowly become a blur

wizards_beer_cans_fighttowards the end of the night, we found ourselves out the front of the house fighting each other,

wizards_beer_cans_chilluntil our watches ticked over midnight as our Wizardly powers were held at bay for another time..