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The Five Color Lakes “Goshikinuma” Travelogue (Podcast 474)

This week we're going to take a look at ten photographs from a recent visit to the Five Color Lakes or "Goshikinuma" in Fukushima, here in Japan. Goshikinuma literally means five color swamps, although that isn't the prettiest translation, so pond is often used, although some are definitely large enough to be considered lakes. Goshikinuma are five volcanic lakes in the Urabandai area of Fukushima, at the foot of Mount Bandai. They were formed when Mount Bandai erupted in July, 1888, killing approximately 500 people as it destroyed a number of towns. The eruption completely changed the landscape, creating a plateau area and dammed some rivers. The lakes...

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Martin Bailey
Martin Bailey is a nature and wildlife photographer and educator based in Tokyo. He's a pioneering Podcaster and blogger, and an X-Rite Coloratti member.
  • Steve
    Posted at 16:38h, 03 June Reply

    Hi Martin,

    Not sure if the problem is at my end or yours (although I haven’t had problems with any other podcast) but your latest episode isn’t downloading to my Android Samsung phone, using the Pocketcasts app. Just thought I should let you know.


    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 18:28h, 03 June Reply

      Which are you trying to download, the m4a (Enhanced) or mp3? There was an issue with the Enhanced version due to the quotes in the title in the iTunes edited file, and a conflict with our Podcast server, but I fixed that shortly after release. If you are using the mp3 feed, I can try removing the quotes there too. Please let me know.

  • Chris Clark
    Posted at 07:12h, 04 June Reply

    I am having the same problem using iTunes. The error states: The URL “” could not be found on the server.

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 09:31h, 04 June Reply

      Thanks for letting me know Chris.

      I just did a few checks, and found the m4a failing again. I just uploaded the exact same file and replaced the original one on our server, and it seems to be working again. Could you please check and let me know if it works now? If you continue to have issues, please follow the instructions in the Show Notes section at the bottom of the above post and try again.

      Either way, please let me know if this doesn’t fix the issue.

      • Chris Clark
        Posted at 10:38h, 04 June Reply

        Yes, I just now checked again, and it did download. Thank you for checking on this and for all that you do for us with a photography passion.

        • Martin Bailey
          Posted at 10:40h, 04 June Reply

          Excellent! Thanks for letting me know Chris, and, you’re very welcome. Thanks for lending me your eyes and ears. 🙂

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