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Nov 13, 2005 - Safely into Ehime Prefecture - overnight at Temple 40

Day 28 - Sunday 13th November: This morning Bob was on the road at 6.30 and found himself unsure of the direction. He happened in on a place - a coffee shop that had just opened - and ordered a full set breakfast. As he was leaving (in the right direction) he was given a gift of a bag of naartjies and a lunch pack - as he was heading off into the mountains. Bob made it Temple 40 at about 13h30 today, and is sleeping in a converted half garage. He will be having a cold water towel wash this evening. Our henro has covered 770km so far and...

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Nov 12, 2005 - 39...

Day 27 - Saturday 12th November: Made it to Temple 39 at about 1pm - only to find that there was no available accommodation for the evening. Bob was not even allowed into the hondo for meditation. So he kept on walking and spent the night under a railway bridge (with WC nearby) - getting there just as it got dark. A group of teenagers were skateboarding nearby - and although they continued until about midnight Bob said they were more of a comforting presence than an annoyance. It was another night with no supper.

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Nov 11, 2005 - Singing in the rain

All's well with henro Bob on day 26 on the trail My early morning call found him at lunch time about 20km on from his resting place yesterday walking through a mountainous section before descending again to the coast.There is another market-type place about 10km further on (with WC!!) which he will use for his evening stop-over - should be there by 3pm his time. That still leaves about another 20km to Temple 39 - and Bob plans to spend the night there tomorrow; they should have comfortable facilities for sleeping over. Says his body is...

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Henro on the trail

Nov 10, 2005 - on the road again

He's on the way to Temple 39, walking up the west coast on the ancient (more tradtional and therefore the one that Bob should do) henro route that adds about 12km onto the distance that he will be covering. He left Temple 38 today - and since he is still in the prefecture of spiritual discipline, is trying to apply some discipline to his walking by sticking to the 30km a day limit... (For most of us - it would be to MAKE 30km a day, not stop there ?!) So far so good - Bob walked 29km today and spent the night in what he described as a small...

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