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Posted on 2006/05/07 03:04:45 (May 2006).

[Friday May 5th]
Spent the daytime in Miyajima. Started off in the morning, and paid a quick visit to Chie's aunt, uncle and cousins. Whilst there we also met the newest addition to the family - baby Hana who was only a couple of months old.

After that we headed over to the beach for a bit of a laze around, and then in the afternoon went for a walk part way up the mountain. It was hot, but not too hot so as to be unbearable, and we made sure to take plenty of fluids... So in the end it was a very nice stroll.

Headed back towards the end of the afternoon, and had dinner back at Chie's parents house. Chie made okonomiyaki for me - another thing which is becoming a tradition whenever we visit Hiroshima.

Comment 1

Oh Wow!! What splendid photographs!! What a glorious trip!

And, also, I am now officially jealous! I've always wanted such a splendid compass!! All these UK-style "orienteering" plastic jobbies are so naff. That is such a glorious example!!

Posted by Nigel at 2006/05/07 10:15:21.

Comment 2

Nice pics indeed. Beautiful weather and no crowd! A nice place to recharge one's batteries. In French, we would say "un endroit idéal pour se ressourcer"! ("se ressourcer" meaning a return to one's source)

Posted by Sheri at 2006/05/07 10:41:51.

Comment 3

Nigel: thanks for the backup on the compass.

It was the cause of some mockery when I bought it, and I also got a bit of an ear bashing from Chie for the price - is a measly 2100 Yen (just over 10 quid) really too much for such a handsome item?

I firmly believe this kind of fliptop compass could become the must have accessory for 2006.

P.S. I am currently heading roughly South East.

Posted by John at 2006/05/07 11:43:17.

Comment 4

Sounds like a bargain for a tenner!

I think that the people who are really "in the know" ought to make a stand for proper, flip-top compasses!! :)

Posted by Nigel at 2006/05/07 17:40:48.

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