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... some pretty large hills with some tunnels stretching 3 or 4 kms. Lots of forest and steep river valleys.
Fukuoka is the 5th largest city in Japan. Big and sprawling, but flat so easy to walk.
Did the obligatory sights - temples. Not so good though. Set amongst the high rise buildings and not in nice gardens. Afer Tochoji, Shofukuji, and Jotenji decided to give the rest a miss (easy decision) but have to admit I did walk past ...
... point I regret not opting for the sidearm. It sounded like a strange bird I had never heard before. It didn't sound like anything crazy or huge, just different. But I knew that was just a decoy for the ambush awaiting after my next few steps. Velociraptors, though you wouldn't know it from watching the movies, have a bad sense of smell, but great hearing. I had to get ready to use my whistle. Once I blew it, I had to run as quickly as I could back to the lift. I prepped ...
... shoulders and sit down hoping no one kills it. But the stares continue and one woman looks really scared. Remembering I have a wide-mouth water bottle in my other bag I get up again, pull it out, and with the help of the father behind me we capture the amazing creature. The lady across the aisle claps her hands in relief. I find a field at my final stop and everyone is happy.
... sworn to secrecy. During one of our planning sessions I casually suggested it might be nice to visit Iki Island and Andy went along with it. Then came a near disaster, the island performance was cancelled and I had to make some feeble excuse to Andy about being worried that bad weather could strand us on the island and we should just visit Fukuoka, where the next Kodo performance was taking place, to see the remains of the fortifications left from the Mongol invasion ...
... claim the jackets 'breathe' but obviously not fast or hard enough - must follow the Japanese example and buy umbrellas.
The limp to the pharmacy was slow and painful, but on arrival, the pharmacist was very helpful, speaking very good English, and I managed to get what I needed. Andy had found the location of a large toy store, via the internet, and we thought we'd visit that. However, walking was causing me so much pain we abandoned the ...
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