JAPAN DAY 47
Temples 66 & 67 36km
Total kms walked in Japan 1022. Accumulative total of kms walk 4639
Because extra kms walked to find accomodation we had a hard choice to make. Couldn’t stay at 66 to early so next stop was at temple 68 &69 a 33km day.
Got over the mountain and took the ropeway down then followed the road signs. Well that took as way out of the way. We realise weren’t going to make the temples in time. Got into accomodation at 6.45pm having started at 7.15 with only 30 min for lunch. 11 hours of walking
Today temple 66 was actually located in the first prefecture. Which got me thinking was this deliberate because the first prefecture ( Toushima)is Spiritual Awakening and I was wondering if this is done to remind you why you started the journey. As you near the end of a goal you get excited about the achievement and I think some of us forget why we wanted to achieve the goal. So when we achieve the goal it a little empty. Take for example people always want more money, not so that can have money lying around but for what the money can give them.
I don’t think it is a coincidence that as we near the end of the pilgrimage we go back into Tokushima to remind us why we started the journey in the first place