One Man Walking

2008-05-10 Soaked to the bone

May 10th, 2008 · 2 Comments

It rained all day. I walked a silly distance and for a long time I was planning to walk until midnight just to reach the safety of Gillian’s apartment. The Dri-Ducks (water proof trousers and jacket) that Potential 178 gave me last year have seen better days. They leak slowly but with 10 hours on my feet the water adds up and I was soaked to the bone when I stumbled into Plaza business hotel. Now my stuff is drying and I’m getting wet again courtesy of the bath tub.
A wet day 
The most confusing part of the day was asking at a Sun-Kus convenience store for any cheap local hotels. The clerk disappeared for ages and came back with a very basic hand drawn map. Two roads, one turn. The first road was just outside and 2-3kms later was the turn. Then 5-6kms down that road was a hotel. I thanked him but said I couldn’t possibly walk that far. So he shortened the estimate and suddenly the hotel was 2-3kms from the junction. If only physics actually bent to our desires. I asked again next door at the petrol station and they suggested one directly on my route.

And I got an email from Gillian, something about a typhoon. I was beginning to wonder.
a wet Craig 
Word of the day: nu-re-te i-ru = wet

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Peter A // May 14, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    Woah! I hope you stayed inside and survived it ok. I’m assuming you are ok since you are out of the hardest hit area now. Walking in mountains + landslides is not a good mix.

    Words of assurance from home crew?

  • 2 Denis // May 15, 2008 at 4:26 am

    Yes, he survived the rain and has had a day or two to dry out and rest up in Tokushima.

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