Travel Blogs from Shirahama-cho
... all the sites including the famous white sand beach (which we found out was actually shipped in from Australia!!) and the Senjo-jiki rock plateau with waves crashing in creating a beautiful back drop. This was really a family day. So much so that we all headed off to the city onsen for our evening shower / bath and soak. Tomorrow we drive to Nyu-yamasemi Onsen where we meet up with Mayumi and family (and more new friends) for a big family weekend.
... small fishing town of Katsura, at the southern end of the Kii peninsula. We had lunch at a small local seafood restaurant and sampled another first for all of us, tempura whale meat. This was minke whale, which is illegal to hunt, but a few whales are taken every year for “scientific research”. We decided that it was already on the menu, so had to try it, just once. It tasted a bit like pork, but was a dark meat, somewhat the color of beef. Emi told ...
... to unroll, and then cooked in a light sauce. Each course is very small, so you have the opportunity to enjoy many different tastes and textures in one meal. Another of the spring delicacies we particularly enjoyed are the tiny baby squids in the tangy rapeseed sauce.
We had a lazy morning and started our hike at 10am. We were hiking through a dense cedar forest, but along a relatively exposed mountain ridge, which was a beautiful walk until the wind picked ...
... to stay here!
Sitting there, enjoying the setting, reminded us of our need to renew the Christian spiritual discipline of meditation and contemplative thought in our own lives, which we both committed to work ******* putting into practice, both as we travel, and particularly at home. Historically, devoted Christians spent time worshipping through meditating on Scripture, and on God Himself, but in today’s US Christian culture, this seems ...
... our nights accommodation in record time. When we got there we set about substantially increasing their electric bill by using every heater we could find to dry our clothes. I particularly enjoyed the complimentary Kimono.
The gods looked favorably on us the next day and rewarded us with sunshine. All the evaporating water formed a lovely morning mist in the valleys, a sight which was almost spiritual. Buoyed by this we made good progress ...
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