Getting ready for the next stage


1. CPH 12.08.13

2. Narita - Tone 13.08.13

3. Tone 14.08.13

4. Tone 15.08.13

5. Tone - Oarai 16.08.13

6. Oarai - Tomakomai 17.08.13

7. Tomakomai - Iwamizawa 18.08.13

8. Iwamizawa - Azahikawa 19.08.13

9. Azahikawa - Kamikawa 20.08.13

10.Kamikawa - Nukabira Onsen 21.08.13

11.Nukabira Onsen - Tokachigawa 22.08.13

12.Tokachigawa - Kushiro 23.08.13

13.Kushiro - Shibesha 24.08.13

14.Shibesha - Lake Kussharo 25.08.13

15.Lake Kussharo - Lake Akan 26.08.13

16.Lake Akan - Abashiri 27.08.13

17.Abashiri 28.08.13

18.Abashiri - Sapporo (tog) 29.08.13

19.Sapporo - Otaru 30.08.13

20.Otaru - Kamoenai 31.08.13

21.Kamoenai - Makkari 01.09.13

22.Makkari - Yakumo 02.09.13

23.Yakumo - Hakodate 03.09.13

24.Hakodate - Aomori 04.09.13

25.Aomori - Lake Towada 05.09.13

26.Lake Towada - Lake Tazawa 06.09.13

27.Lake Tazawa - Hanamaki 07.09.13

28.Hanamaki - Tsukidate 08.09.13

29.Tsukidate - Sendai 09.09.13

30.Sendai - Tone 10.09.13

31.Tone 11.09.13

32.Tone 12.09.13

33.Tone - Kurihama 13.09.13

34.Kurihama - Hakone 14.09.13

35.Hakone - Gotemba 15.09.13

36.Gotemba 16.09.13

37.Gotemba - Fujinomiya 17.09.13

38.Fujinomiya - Shizuoka (Kyoto) 18.09.13

39.Kyoto 19.09.13

40.Kyoto 20.09.13

41.Kyoto 21.09.13

42.Kyoto - Nara 22.09.13

43.Nara - Wakayama 23.09.13

44.Wakayama - Higashikagawa 24.09.13

45.Higashikagawa - Takamatsu 25.09.13

46.Takamatsu - Iya Valley 26.09.13

47.Iya Valley 27.09.13

48.Iya Valley - Imabari 28.09.13

49.Imabari - Onomichi 29.09.13

50.Onomichi - Hiroshima 30.09.13

51.Hiroshima 01.10.13

52.Hiroshima - Takayama (tog) 02.10.13

53.Takayama 03.10.13

54.Takayama - Matsumoto 04.10.13

55.Matsumoto - Hakuba 05.10.13

56.Hakuba - Nagano 06.10.13

57.Nagano - Tone 07.10.13

58.Tone 08.10.13

59.Tone - Narita 09.10.13

60. Narita - CPH 10.10.13


Letter 32


Thursday 13.09.13


It has been a day of resting and time to do some maintenance. New brake shoes have been mounted at the rear. The mattres has been under water. A lot of holes. "Now they know how many holes it takes to fill....." The glue is drying, and we'll have to see...

I got the computer working with the net here. I checked the TCP/IP set-up on Nori's computer. It was SO simple. Mine was set to use definite addresses. When it was set to find out by itself, it did. YES!!!

My shorts has been in the washing machine, the more severe stains had some dish washer first.

And I've made the plan for the rest of the trip. Kyushu has been cancelled, they're having too many typhoons (and I don't have the time).... The new plan includes 4 times train and 2 times ferry. The first ferry would be across the Tykyo Bay the day after tomorrow, which means I go to Futtsu tomorrow. Then the Izu Penninsula, around Mount Fuji and by train to Kyoto, where I'm gonna stay for some days. Further on to Wakayama from where I take a ferry to Shikoku (the smallest of the 4 main japanese islands). I go around there for about a week. Then across the bidges over the Inland Sea and on to Hiroshima. From Hirosjima by train back to Kyoto and across The japanese Alps back to Tokyo and Tone. (2 times train). The last night I'd better stay in Narita near the airport, so I have no chance of accidents on the way to the airport.

Tone is a strange town compared to european towns. It's divided into different parts with fields in between. According to my map it should have less than 10.000 inhabitants, but I think it's around that. There are no stores in this part, but a restaurant, where father takes me for lunch. It's just a simpel one with 4 tables. We are served 5 small spring rolls and fried rice. You start with blending the sauce out of 3 ingredients: soya, oil and acid? The rice is fried with eggs and something green and something red. It looks delicious - and it is. Afterwards we have something I believe to be tea with ice in high glasses. Father pours "syrup" and "milk" in. It's coffee. Ice coffee. But I've had that before...

Later we go to buy an extra can of gas in a "Homecenter". It's big. The biggest I ever saw.

After we've come back, I learn some sentences from the father. A systematic attempt to find out the structure of sentences, much better than what the guidebooks offer. Now I can say: "You are a teacher" (Nori) and "I was a teacher" (me). Even "Are you a teacher?". I'll save you for the  actual japanese words.
We are going to eat sushi tonight, I've heard.