One Man Walking
Entries Tagged as 'pre-hike'

Relay for life

February 21st, 2008

I’m walking in circles for 8 hours as part of a 24 hour walkathon for the New Zealand Cancer Society. I appreciate donations of any size so I feel like I’m achieving something more than blisters and getting dizzy. More info
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Neither crazy nor unique

February 7th, 2008

Imagine my surprise when I started researching how to get to my starting pointing at Cape Sata and discovered This year two Australians are also walking the length of Japan and I may very well get to meet them on the trail. Chris and Ian are friends but are not walking [...]

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It’s Official

January 26th, 2008

   I have official resigned from my day job and now that my passport had been returned with a visa printed in it I can finally start to believe this is going to happen. I’ve been working there for 3.5 years and probably would have been there for a few more it this plan hadn’t occurred [...]

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Overdue thank yous

January 2nd, 2008

It’s a new year and I intend to make a productive start. First on my list are several thank yous to people who haved recently sent me items I’ll be using in my preparation for Japan. Claudia Lively has helped me by being my American contact to receive Amazon deliveries. Thanks to her I am [...]

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Keeping in touch

December 25th, 2007

I have in my hands a brand new N810, Nokia’s latest internet tablet. It’s taking some getting used to, the application servers seem to be broken, but I have WordPy installed and it’s the first step to blogging from the road.

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Why do I walk?

December 20th, 2007

   I watched Kintaro Walks japan again last night and noticed things I didn’t spot before. He was wearing really heavy boots, big solid leather ones and the weather didn’t look like southern California. This second point should be obvious but it means this walk is going to need very different gear to the stuff I [...]

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Shikoku Pilgrimage

December 12th, 2007

The island of Shikoku is the smallest of the main four in Japan. Around its perimeter runs the 88 temple pilgrimage started by Kobo Daishi in the 8th century. He’s also credited with bringing script from China and esoteric buddhism. His body now lies in a temple on Mount Koya and legend has it he [...]

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Here I go again

November 19th, 2007

Many of you may know that last year I thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail and wrote about my adventure. It was an amazing summer (and spring and autumn too) and I am currently settled back at my desk in New Zealand. Settled is probably the wrong word for it. I am here, that much is [...]

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