Day 18 : 24 April 2009

Posted in Shikoku Pilgrimage (click on pictures to enlarge)

Our henro friend, after doing his morning exercises was off before we had packed up.

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We walked on minor roads through picturesque countryside, the farms with their rice paddies bigger now.

 

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Temple 34 Tanemaji (Sowing Seed Temple)

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Temple 35 Kiyotakiji (Clean Waterfall Temple is located high up on a hill, so we had the usual steep climb through shady forest to reach it. On arrival a fruit seller gave us some oranges.

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We chatted with and had our photo taken with people visiting the Temple, including a retired English teacher and his wife, who walk up to the Temple every day for exercise.

 

 

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We soon found ourselves back on the coast and stopped at a beautiful park by a sandy beach under the Usa-Ohashi Bridge to put up the tent for the night (a favourite). As we ate our dinner, we watched the fishing boats going out for the night.

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