Monthly Archives: Wednesday November 30th, 2011

30.11.2011 Yamaguchi

No question about today’s routine: Markus Fischer got blisters on his feet, and decided to take the train. He took my backpack with him to Nagato, and so I enjoyed a hike without any burden on my back. When we met again in Nagato, we celebrated with Unagi (eel) and beer the 100.000 click mark … Continue reading »

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29.11.2011 Yamaguchi

It was a short night, but still waking up next to the fishing harbour was a pleasant start into the day. When we set off this morning, Mrs. Mogari of the Hamanokoya Minshuku came with us. We had a jolly hike together along the beautiful seaside until we arrived at the city of Hagi. With … Continue reading »

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28.11.2011 Yamaguchi

With a hearty breakfast in our stomachs we set out into the direction of Abu. Mr. Fujimura, the Tourism Representative of Abu City, met us at the end of a tunnel, and gave us directions towards a Minshuku, where we had lunch. There, Mrs. Mogari served us a Japanese dish typical for the autumnal season, … Continue reading »

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27.11.2011 Yamaguchi

Markus Fischer, family man, three kids, who had already booked two trips to Japan in my office, and who is today a good colleague of mine, did not content himself any longer with just reading my blog. He sent one e-mail, bought himself a ticket, and in a heartbeat found himself in real Japan. At … Continue reading »

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26.11.2011 Shimane

I had been sleeping very well at the home of the Sakamoto family, and got treated even to a delicious breakfast. Afterwards, the three of us set off together. Maybe 500 m later, I took leave from Mrs. and Mr. Sakamoto. I thanked them for the hospitable stay at their home, and wished them well. … Continue reading »

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25.11.2011 Shimane

After I had been walking for about two hours this morning, I suddenly saw a woman standing next at the side of the road (pic. 2), a little flag of Japan and of Switzerland in her hands. She greeted me in a very affectionate manner, and told me that she has been following me on … Continue reading »

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24.11.2011 Shimane

Last night the wind was raging like crazy. In Switzerland this would be already something we would call a storm. Today I could see what it means if you have to spend a day outside in this wind. The wind was so strong, that I was making headway very slowly, and had to cling to … Continue reading »

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23.11.2011 Shimane

This morning I packed up early, as if I had a premonition that this would become a difficult day. Sometimes I feel that after so many days of hiking there are moments, when perception is somehow a bit detached. There was one of these moments today, when suddenly, I had not seen them coming, the … Continue reading »

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22.11.2011 Shimane

Today was one of the not so many lonesome days I spent while walking through Japan, so I had time for myself, and to think about a few things. For example I relived in my memory some of the many things that were a great experience, here in Japan. It is still really a treat … Continue reading »

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21.11.2011 Shimane

Today again I had to face a strong headwind, and my today’s course was nothing special, right until I hit the coast. Along the sea, however, the scenery was gorgeous, exactly the right place to spend some time. Fortunately, the beautiful Marine Thalasso Izumo Hotel offered me accommodation at a very moderate price. Its location … Continue reading »

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