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Month: February 2016

Gaijin on a Push Bike – Day 38

Gaijin on a Push Bike – Day 38

Friday 26th August 2005 – Fuji City to Yamato (富士市 – 大和)Presents received – two tomatoes, one bottle of Aquarius, grapesPresents given – dinner My fear was that the Category Two Super Typhoon would linger on, thereby confining me to Fuji for another day, but when I awoke, conditions outside had changed completely. The rain was gone, the sun was out and there was hardly a breath of wind, so I packed my bags and bounded downstairs for breakfast (slipper-less,…

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Wrong Way Round – Day 34

Wrong Way Round – Day 34

Oshamanbé  – Muroran (長万部 – 室蘭) 101km Even at sea level the fog was thick, and it made a pea soup look like a fine consommé at the top of the Rebungé Pass, where I encountered this mysterious figure. Mr Mountain Mouth was walking the length of Japan at a pace of thirty to forty kilometres a day, sleeping rough for the most part and with 15kg of luggage on his back. I thought of telling him to pop in…

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