Sunday 15.09.13 32,68 km
It's still time for miracles. We felt the typhoon was on its way all through
the night. It has been hard rain for hours, and I set my mind to go across the
pass in the rain.
I waited as long as I could. Half past nine I decided it was meaningless to wait any longer, and the moment I set off the rain ceased! How lucky can you be?
Compared to yesterday the last 3 km was nothing, but the pass is actually 1.009 m!
That was what could be seen of Gotemba from the pass
Through the tunnel I new should be there and then an unpleasant descent - and I was in Gotemba.
The typhoon should hit Shizuoka in the late afternoon/evening and it will still be raining tomorrow morning, they say here. I've booked a room in the Inter Hotel a bit away for 5.500 Y included breakfast and wi-fi. In the tourist info they always suggests hotels around the station. You have to be stubborn to make them think otherwise.
The wind has started to blow here in front of the station, where I'm eating my lunch, but it's sunshine and driving clouds.
If I've got the wheather forecast right, we had 350 mm's of rain through out the night. The worst hit areas had 600 mm! Can that be true? It's almost what we get in Denmark in a whole year!
So now it's time to wait...
I set out to find Route 138, which I intend to follow tomorrow, if ....
And I have got a perfect map of Fuji and the surroundings. The first 20 km will be going up on Route 138, but then big parts should be quite flat. There are 5 famous lakes.
This should have been a beautiful photo of Mt. Fuji
When I go out to buy some dinner everything is calm. The wind has ceased, it's still before storm...
They don't speak of anything but the typhoon on channel 11, which seems always to be the local channel. In Hokkaido they talked about Hokkaido, and here it's all about Kensai, which I now know is the name of this area.