Kiryu Grand Hotel
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... walk to the springs for her fill of rotting egg smell, dropping to the ground, soundlessly checking for bear, peering at the marks on the ground and divining that the bear had been heading down the hill. Scout's map didn't have one trail on it, and we took it in preference to the road, ending up on a roller coaster ride (slowest ever), up and down and round. I was starting to run out of time, in that the estimated times put on the map suggested ...
Yesterday, the rain. Today, sun. Perfect. We had all agreed to get going early so Scout could drop us all off in time for Vera to catch a train at 9.27 and Sandy and I a bus up the mountain at 9.35. He thought my plan of heading out for a run at 7 so as to be back for breakfast at 8 a little optimistic, but I set off at a little before 7, aiming for a mile jog, 6 tempo and then a mile at the end. The sun toyed with me and then popped out after a couple of miles. On an out ...
... at the top I saw what it had to offer but by now it really was raining heavily. Many of us sheltered and I again had full benefit from the kindle. This, then, I read later, is Tokugawa Ieyasu's Mausoleum, the point of Toshugo shrine. From there the last major part was the inner shrine (Yakushido). Full shoes off and in you go, fantastically pretty. In the shrine proper was a monk, who I thought was there for crowd control, but actually it was to be my second guide. The second of whom ...
Going back to Oyama and seeing Alberto and his wonderful family was something we really looked forward to and the action was there!
We kicked off the night with one of Iracy's amazing dinner and left the next morning at 5am for a 24hours beach marathon. Drove 80km to get there and spent the whole day and night at the beach. It was so much fun, the water was warm, the sun shining, the heat intense.
Today we are just taking it easy with lots of siesta time and catching ...
... marathon. Drove 80km to get there and spent the whole day and night at the beach. It was so much fun, the water was warm, the sun shining, the heat intense.
Today we are just taking it easy with lots of siesta time and catching up
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