Monthly Archives: Sunday November 20th, 2011

20.11.2011 Shimane

The day started with rain and heavy winds. The rain ceased quite soon, but the headwind was so strong through the whole day, that I did not make head way as I had planned. Just as I crossed the bridge to Izumo, a woman with her children called up to me. She wished me well, … Continue reading »

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19.11.2011 Shimane

After enjoying a leisure breakfast, I took the chance to have a little chat with the manager of the Matsu no yu ryokan (pic. 2). Dear Mr. Shigeru Matsuzaki, Mr. Shinichiro Harada, Mr. Teruo Takagi and Mrs. Yuko Sugiyama, thank you very much for accommodating me at the beautiful Matsu no yu Ryokan, your hospitality, … Continue reading »

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18.11.2011 Shimane

Today I treated myself to a rest day, in a twofold manner. By resting my legs, enjoying the onsen, and by visiting a peaceful site, the Izumo Taisha (the great shrine of Izumo). Mr. Takagi was my guide to this peaceful place. On our way to Izumo Taisha, we made sure to enjoy the delicious … Continue reading »

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17.11.2011 Shimane

Today I crossed ober into th prefecture of Shiman. Having walked for 30 km, I stopped in Matsue, and took the bus to Tamatsukuri Onsen. Through the offices of kind Yuko Sugiyama, I had been invited by Mr. Shinichiro Harada to stay for two nights at the Matsu no yu Ryokan. On Saturday, I will … Continue reading »

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16.11.2011 Tottori

After I had finished a delicious breakfast, I said good-bye, and started out into the direction of Yonago. Since 15th August I have walked 2000 km. Still, I am fit and well, and looking forward to the journey still to come, as every day has more surprises for me!   Today’s calendar: Weather: Sunny, 15° … Continue reading »

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15.11.2011 Tottori

It seems that finally winter has come to Japan, there has already been the first snow in Northern Japan. A strong, cool wind was blowing today right from the coast, and cut through my torn pant leg again and again, until I finally went into one of the convenience stores along the way to get … Continue reading »

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14.11.2011 Tottori

At 05:30 a.m. I was woken by heavy rain drops drumming on the outer tent. With lightning speed I packed up my things and hit the road. Most of the time I could avoid the rain, and after 32 km reached the village of Urayasu. Tonight I am sure I will be sleeping like a … Continue reading »

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13.11.2011 Tottori

I had been walking for a couple of hours already, when at the end of a tunnel a motor bike stopped in front of me. “Oh no, what is this now the problem?“, I thought. The biker tilted up the visor, and laughed at me. “Do you remember me, we have met in August on … Continue reading »

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12.11.2011 Tottori

Most of those, who are not living in Japan, will not know that Japan also has sand dunes. One of them you can find in the Sanin Kaigan National Park of Tottori. As I had been walking for 12 days in a row, I decided to treat myself to a rest day in Tottori. By … Continue reading »

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11.11.2011 Tottori

Today it is eight months that Japan has been hit by a strong seaquake, and the Tsunami following it brought disaster upon this nation. Still, people do not give up, and put all their effort and positive attitude into the reconstruction. The longer I am crossing through this country, the better I do understand how … Continue reading »

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