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Walking the day

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On the final day of my trip, I did some walking. Up to the hillside village, then back down again through the farmland, to make the sea in time for sunset. I was a slow, relaxing day, with some good, clear light thanks to the previous day's rain. 











Waterfalls

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Well, yes it does. Water does fall.

Most people stay indoors when it rains - watch tv, surf the net, read a book - or go out with a brolly, cursing their luck. I just think about how to time the rain's end with my arrival at the nearest waterfall. Or, in this case, at the nearest four waterfalls.














Ocean colour scene

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Another trip south a couple of weeks ago... mixed weather, but it's not the weather I go for, and anyway it would be a bit boring if it was just sunshine and roses every day, wouldn't it? Yes it would... I'd definitely get bored of the lovely weather... certainly after a couple of years or so I would... probably.

On the first day I cycled south, down through the forest towards Tateyama bay. It's a fair stretch, with the long, long incline to start, but the last hour is downhill all the way, with really nice views down across the bay from the north side.

I dumped the bike at the station as I usually do when I come this way, and walked leisurely the final mile to lunch by the ocean. It's a first day jaunt for so many reasons, not least because of the quality of the sushi. Is there anything finer than a couple of cuts of ultra-fresh chutoro in a well-kept, shore-side shop?

I'm sure the birds would agree with me on that.