One Man Walking
Entries Tagged as 'movie'

2008-06-04 T-1000?

June 4th, 2008

Tonight I sleep about 997km (in a straight line) from Cape Soya, and I’m very pleased about that. Passing the half-time mark a few days ago has given me another reason to evaluate my progress thus far. Tania said of her big walk for Oxfam last year that halfway was really hard. Already in pain, [...]

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Key:
hiking  ·  movie  ·  photo  ·  shrine

2008-05-21 Electric baths

May 21st, 2008

Sleeping at the road station was better than I thought, though the sky was getting light and the traffic picking up much earlier than I wanted. There then followed a day of occasionally getting lost and increasing leg pain. Some times I walked with Nohashi-san, sometimes I walked alone, sometimes I got shouted at for [...]

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Key:
hiking  ·  movie  ·  photo  ·  trail magic

2008-05-17 Okonomiyaki

May 17th, 2008

I got out of Utsubo Park as early as I could. The roses looked much duller in the early light, if that hostel had been open I’d not have seen the flowers under electric light. The sun had risen above the eastern buildings but the haze was thick enough that I could stare straight at [...]

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Key:
hiking  ·  movie  ·  photo  ·  trail magic

2008-05-15 Hello Honshu

May 15th, 2008

A got a ticket from a police man today, he thought I deserved it so I took is as graciously as I could. But that’s skipping the morning.
It doesn’t take much explaining that the thin inflatable mat I carry is not the most comfortable sleeping surface. I wake every few hours wishing it was morning [...]

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Key:
hiking  ·  movie  ·  photo  ·  trail magic

2008-05-04 To the hills!

May 4th, 2008

I’ve had a glorious day climbing Ishizuchi-san and I wish some of you could have been here to enjoy it with me. Maybe you wouldn’t have liked the 5:30am start, or the 1400m vertical gain, but you could have driven most of it like everyone else did and still gotten the views.

I’m so happy [...]

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Key:
hiking  ·  movie  ·  photo

2008-05-01 Faith restored

May 1st, 2008

The plan worked and no-one asked me to leave. I snuck out at 6:30am and hit the road. East again, it’ll be the same right across Shikoku. More long tunnels, more busy roads. I generally didn’t enjoy this morning but I did get a lot of eating done. I even found a proper pint of [...]

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Key:
hiking  ·  movie  ·  photo

2008-04-18 Sunny times

April 18th, 2008

Spring has sprung, the sun has risen and like Christopher, I’m Walken. It didn’t rain last night so I’m glad to have saved ¥3000. The sun was on my tent before I wanted to get up, I’m still not sleeping through the night though the therma-rest is comfy enough I just massively over heat. Leaving [...]

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Key:
hiking  ·  movie  ·  photo

2008-04-14 Setting forth

April 14th, 2008

It turns out the tunnel I was camped in the mouth of was the path to the cape. I found this out at about 5am when a fisherman came to climb the fence to reach his favourite spot. I had already climbed over to avoid the rain that was blowing in but not ventured much [...]

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Key:
hiking  ·  movie  ·  photo

Happily Unemployed

March 16th, 2008

   A long, long time ago, in Washington state (which is far, far away), I talked to Rigatoni and Angelhair (collectively known as The Noodleheads) about what they “do”. It was them that instilled in me the belief that what one does for a job should not define you. Sure, that’s what you do for money [...]

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