Monthly Archives: Monday October 31st, 2011

31.10.2011 Fukui

Today’s route was very much like one of those colourful poisonous snakes: Not exactly safe, twisty, and of great scenic beauty. Early in the morning already, I had hardly started walking, I had to cross several tunnels. Along the route I hardly found any sidewalks, but the view out onto the sea was fabulous, and … Continue reading »

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30.10.2011 Fukui

The three of us spent a merry and relaxing day. In the morning we drove along the coast, and in the afternoon we enjoyed soaking in a gorgeous onsen that looked out onto the sea. For her visit, and the good time we had on the Echizen coast I want to thank my colleague Yoshiko … Continue reading »

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29.10.2011 Fukui

For this weekend I have arranged to meet Yoshiko Mori and her son Fukura Mori. So I went from Takefu to Kono, where we met at 2:00 p.m. For the rest of the day we enjoyed the beautiful Echizen coast. Later, we had fresh fish in restaurant at the coast, and talked until late into … Continue reading »

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28.10.2011 Fukui

On the condition that he would not leave me I suddenly, my today’s companion borrowed my hat (pics. 2, 3). A really beautiful warm autumn day enchanted today’s course, and I enjoyed the beautiful scenery. When I arrived in Takefu, the first thing I did was to eat two delicous Kaki fruit, and after that … Continue reading »

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27.10.2011 Fukui

I had crossed from Ishikawa into Fukui prefecture already, and was about to start out again after lunch break, when a truck driver approached me (pic. 2). He was curious, and wanted to know more about me, and so I told him about my project. We talked for a while, and in the end he … Continue reading »

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26.10.2011 Ishikawa

For lunch I had Oden today. As you know, I ate Oden with the Hayashi family the day before yesterday. It is really delicious, it is very healthy food, and it does not cost much (pics. 2,3). Today I arrived in Daishoji after more than 20 km, and went to the local townhall in order … Continue reading »

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25.10.2011 Ishikawa

The day started with a delicious breakfast, which Mrs. Hayashi had prepared for me. Also she provided me with two Onigiri ball for today’s hike, and some beverage. So, for today I had everything I needed for lunch. Thank you very much, Mrs. Hayashi! During breakfast I discussed today’s course with Mr. Hayashi, which he … Continue reading »

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24.10.2011 Ishikawa

After 18 km I arrived at Kanazawa city. There, at 5.10 p.m., I met Mr. Hayashi in front of Kanazawa station. The parents of Maya Knüsel (Mr. Minoru Hayashi and Ms. Keiko Hayashi) had invited me to a home stay. We had already met in Niigata, when I was there together with Jan and Maya … Continue reading »

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23.10.2011 Ishikawa

I crossed the border between the two prefectures Toyama and Ishikawa right after the third tunnel. I had no choice but to cross all three tunnels, as I did not want to miss this crossing from on prefecture into the other. Still, beforehand I took care to check, whether all three tunnels also had a … Continue reading »

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22.10.2011 Toyama

Relaxing for a couple of days in Toyama had given me new energy for a fresh start. In the morning, the weather changed a lot, and I saw clouds in all forms and variations. In Japan as in Europe most people are off work on Saturdays, and so you can see many of them at … Continue reading »

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