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After moving the mattress back to my room and “eating” breakfast, Ruth and I started out for temple 14 together while James left for number 13.  We knew he would catch up to us somewhere along the way and if …

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Pleased with the way things turned out yesterday, I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that I wasn’t walking the 22 km to the next temple. Safe in that knowledge, I rolled out of bed just in time to …

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The Henro Path in Tokushima

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My First Good Day

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Today I was bound for the infamous temple number 12 which is said to be the make-it-or-break-it temple for those who choose to walk the pilgrimage.  From reading multiple blogs and books, I know that more than a few people …

 

Shikoku Farming

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Ohenro My Way

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If I hadn’t already made a reservation to stay at temple 12 in two days, I would not have gotten out of bed.  I ended up taking two slipping pills as the first one didn’t do its job, only for …

 

Seriously, how can there still be more stairs to climb?!?

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Randomness

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It’s the end of September and farmers are planting crops…clearly I underestimated just how far south Shikoku is. Mosquito bites on the feet are worse than blisters! How is it possible to sweat this much? I forgot just how big …