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Nov 1, 2005 - Target 30

Wednesday - 2 Nov: A quick check-in caught Bob about 100m from Temple 29, having covered a total of 32km so far today. Said he has been "pushing like a demon" and his legs were wobbling like a camel when he took his pack off to answer the phone; and that he is wondering if he'll ever be able to stand upright again after spending so much time bent under the weight of the pack each day ... Averaging just over 5km an hour; on the road (incl food and temple visits) about 10 hours a day. Plans to stop at Temple 30 (not sure which one) for the...

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Henro on the trail

Sep 22, 2004 - Iya valley

On our second day in Shikoku, we traveled into a remote part of the mountains - into the Iya Valley, a place where the Kyoto Heike clan retreated and hid in the 12th century after being defeated by the Genji clan. The terrain was extremely rugged, there was water everywhere, and the talents of the Japanese engineers were seen through our entire trip. On the expressway, the roads were straight -- we traveled through a 21 km tunnel on one of the toll roads. The bridges were spectacular. The steps taken to manage the water runoff in remote...

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