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As we finished going round the fifth temple, Jizo-ji, it started to rain. Fortunately the bus stop wasn't far and we got there 10 minutes before the '1-an-hour' bus!
We got back to our guest-house (the one that the Chinese lady in Takamatsu helped us book) to find the kind-but-firm old lady that runs it and her assistant had taken our bags up to our room for us. We always feel bad when other people go to lift our ...
... heavens opened and I ran to the train station, there was no guarantee of a bus. Music a rainy run, surprisingly fun. I made my train back to town!
I had met a cool German guy in the morning, when I was looking lost and trying to find the way to the first temple. A lady runs out and indicates a green line leading the way to the first temple. No English but a smiling face. Simon just a small way ahead comments that he had the same issue when he first started the 88 temple walk, ...
The Iya valley is sold in the guidebooks as undiscovered hidden Back to nature Japan. So I was ready for a rushing river and long hikes. And then there is the famous vine bridge crossing the Iya river, a feat of old timey engineering. But I should have remembered that in Japan , if there is something cool to see there is definitely going to be bus parking. So, I stayed in a little guesthouse ,Kel Na Sob, perched ...
... station in the middle of nowhere. The "town" had no shops and it only had the local outdoor vending machines as supplies. Having not eaten and knowing we had a further 2 hour train ride, we had to settle for a "calorie mate" bar which can only be described as a gone off Scottish shortbread biscuit without any sugar. Delicious. To accompany the calorie mate bar we each had an awful canned coffee which had clearly been in the vending machine for years as no one ever ...
... a good friend.. After parting with the dear ol dog I did temple 22 and saw a thieving monkey in another garden. All true. When it heard me coming it yelled something rude in monkeish and bolted over the wooden fence and disappeared into the forrest. Cheeky wee monkey. Only minutes later hell broke loose. Again? Really!? I love thunder but here it just of a different caliber. It's a Magnum, AK-47 and a sawed of riffle that are taped onto a rocket launcher and all ...