People were already walking past our tent before 6am so Chris and I made an early start. Up over the saddle and down towards Beppu. It took a really long time but was helped by fair weather and a friendly traffic control guy. There were two of them letting traffic flow one way at a [...]
April 21st, 2008
Not as much condensation this morning but I still long for the days of California where I could cowboy-camp for months and never have to dry out a tent.
The walk was mostly easy, a few locals to talk to in the first town then four hours on a one-lane road to the next. I [...]
April 20th, 2008
42km of Route 265 was more than enough for me. It went up a lot, down a lot and then repeated it in the afternoon. I saw two snakes, I think the second was dead, and hardly spoke to anyone. The road was very quiet, maybe a dozen cars all day. The highlight came right [...]
February 7th, 2008
Imagine my surprise when I started researching how to get to my starting pointing at Cape Sata and discovered FourCornersOfJapan.net. 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 [...]