08 May 2021, 08:39

François on Yahiko Line
François on tracks with only one line. Yahiko Line

08 May 2021, 08:38

Day by Day plans for walking ~400km to Niigata
Details: These are maps of each segment, subject to change. For the latest info, PM me on LINE. Day One, (Friday April 16th 2021 *) Walk 21km, From Rinko Park on the bay in Yokohama to my house (not shown). (21km walked so far) As part of the kickoff event, I will lead a walking meditation in Rinko Park. Join us Friday April 16th at Rinko Park in Yokohama, (map) on the concrete circle in Rinko Park.

08 May 2021, 08:32

optimization of steps
Just for the record, I am choosing not to walk about 60 m the wrong direction including across a busy Street so I can head toward my destination tonight and stop at a convenience store about 31 minutes away according to Google maps which will be about an hour at my pace. That is to say, there’s a convenience store about 60 m wrong direction from which way I want to go so I’m not going to go there.

07 May 2021, 18:59

Finished Day 22 around 6pm
I did a couple of livestreams on Instagram yesterday. (I downloaded and copied them to Youtube so you don’t have to log in to view them.) Water pouring into rice fields https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ltEFRpkT9U Great talking to Eddie a bit on his way to get his kids. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DIq1T_-HNc APA Hotel Tsubamesanjo Ekimae is really the best I have used this walk in terms of price per ameneties. Private bath, bed, TV with free VOD including adult content, plus a larger than micro sized toothpaste, and a nice toothbrush with soft bristles.

07 May 2021, 11:37

little house on the river
Is this a way out outhouse? In any case, it’s right above the water. (The door was locked 🔒)

07 May 2021, 11:27

These doors would have to be paper light for these door stoppers to have a chance of actually stopping them if they really opened.

07 May 2021, 11:22

junk behind a shed
Stereo equipment and other discarded junk

07 May 2021, 10:49

Okay it’s decided then, we will call it SUPER CENTER PLANT 5. Everyone in agreement?

07 May 2021, 10:39

go straight 14 km
Next destination is essentially straight for 14 km.

06 May 2021, 17:46

Finished Day 21 in record time
Before I started walking, Jason H described a simple 4 steps to adapting to any stressful situation. I think I am in the last stage now; I have just come to realize walking is my life. Nothing can be done to change it. Just walk walk walk. I felt quite hot and tired by the end of today. Not a drop of rain in sight, and plenty of sun, so I am glad I put on sunscreen before I started out at 7am.