Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Adventures in Old Japan: The Last Little Bit

Well, I was going to cram everything into the prior post, but I had a little bit of trouble with the formatting. So, here’s the rest of the story. Winking smile

As I was hiking, I came across this lovely vista.

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We must be getting closer, right?

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2.2 kilometers to go. That’s about 15 miles. Just kidding! It’s only 1.3 miles.

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Bamboo up high…

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Bamboo down low…and a river.

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I loved the way this tree’s shadow fell across the fallen leaves. And I decided my head needed to make a cameo.

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Finally, I entered the town at the other end of this section of the trail.IMG_9682

I knew I was back in civilization when I saw campaign advertising.

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The amount of people multiplied exponentially.

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So quaint and cute!

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Love that afternoon light! Where did all these people come from?

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Here are some yummy persimmons and peppers drying.

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It was a great day, but I sure was tired at the end of it! Here I am, killing time while waiting for the bus. After I got on the bus, I had to wait for about an hour at the train station and then take two trains back to Nagoya.

It sure felt weird to hit the city after a day of nature! But I’m so glad that I took the time to go out there. Hiking out in beautiful forests and hills was refreshing after a long time in the city!

1 comment:

Sharon said...

Yes, I am catching up on comments...BUT I am totally enjoying these pics once again. If you ever wonder why you do what you do, just go thru your pics again and experience the awe, wonder, joy,and smiles.