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... was funny - at one with nature! Jona and I took a short hike up a very steep hill, which offered gorgeous views. We met John and Kate for a Japanese breakfast at 8:30, then we went on a hike to see a small shrine. We journeyed on to our next town, Kawayu Onsen, and it had begun raining. We walked the car route to Hongu Taisha shrine because the Kumano trail looked like it was going through the river! The shrine was fantastic - a lovely, dramatic entrance ...
... an umeboshi (pickled plum) factory and then went to Shirahama beach. The beach felt like Australia, probably because the sand is imported from there. We spent a few hours there and it was lovely weather. Unfortunately I got really sunburnt but it has gone down now. On Tuesday, it was rainy start to the day and we left at 7.30 in the morning. We ended up walking probably 10-15kms ...
... across the paddy in a vain attempt to corner them and box them up for relocation...and caught none of them (but we had fun giving it the good old college try!).
The other highlight of the week ended up being quite the unusual wwoofing activity. Our host Taisho (captain in Japanese, her husband gave us the nickname and we liked it so it stuck) has been a hotel singer for the past 6 years at a local establishment and has amassed ...
... have worked much better.
We dried out over lunch choosing to continue our pilgrimage by car in the afternoon. At the first stop Shane went wandering away to take pictures of the river below a shrine dedicated to a princess who fell in love with a Buddhist priest that didn't feel the same way. Feeling pretty angry she turned herself in to a snake. Nasty stuff! Just as Yumi was telling me about the snake Shane came running up the ...
... cooked delicately and gently cut out of their shells. If they weren’t so rare in the US, Scot would love to have this dish every night. Abalone is one of his very favorite food items!!
We also enjoyed fresh lobster, cooked and sliced up for us, as well as a number of other wonderful dishes, too numerous to mention all of them. It was, once again, one of our very best dinners, and just when we think we have sampled all of the unique items that we will ...
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