Soaring hawks, big black butterflies, blooming roses (with scents to knock your socks off), splendid weather, melodious birdsong, gorgeous scenery and I made it to the next ryokan without perishing! According to my Fitbit, I walked 13.56 miles and climbed the equivalent of 233 flights of stairs, and my feet have not fallen off. All in all, I good day.
Blessings to those who sent encouragement – it truly made a difference in my outlook. Also, the path was a bit less ladder-y than the previous day, so that was helpful.
Here are some photos for you. Enjoy.
Live all you can. It’s a mistake not to.