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About kenmyhre

I am a retired educator, computer professional. Now I like to travel the world by bicycle, on foot and periodically on skis

Shikoku Ohenro – Final

May 1st and 2nd Closing the loop It is 40+ km from Temple 88 to Temple1. I would take 2 days. I left my minshuku below Temple 88 early and soon the Ohenro signs led me on to a final … Continue reading

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Ohenro – Final Days

  Since my last post my knee has improved as I found a way to walk it back to 80%.  I have been able to complete the walk to all of the 88 Shikoku Temples.  I still have more to … Continue reading

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Into the Final Dojo (Nirvana)

  Leaving Matsuyama saddled with a bad knee resulted in a few days of transport assistance, but I was able to work through that and have found a cadence that removes the need .  The end is near. April 16th … Continue reading

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Stalled in Matsuyama

After a number of days of feeling great and making good progress I buggered my knee.  I had planned on taking a day off in Matsuyama anyway.  Now I am hoping for body as well as mental recuperation. April 9th … Continue reading

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Leaving Kochi Prefecture – Finally

The dojo of Ascetic Training (Kochi) was pretty hard for me. But the infection from my blisters finally cleard up, I took a few short bus rides to deal with my poor accomodation planning and yesterday I escaped from Kochi.  … Continue reading

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On Past Kochi

  March 27th day 13 It felt good to be working with clean clothes and my body felt pretty good as well. I got away at 6:30 and walked for three hours, a short break and then to a Lawson’s … Continue reading

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Ohenro – Kochi Prefecture, Part 1

In the last 5 days since my last post I have visited 4 temples and have  been walking along the southern coast of Shikoku. I have many more days on the southern shore before I finally begin to heading north … Continue reading

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Ohenro-The Dojo of Spiritual Awakening

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Ohenro, Pilgrimage in Japan

Ohenro ,the Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage in Japan is a 1200-1400 km circumnavigation of Shikoku, Japan’s fourth largest island. Pilgrims, mostly Japanese Buddhists, have been walking the pilgrimage for 1200 years since it was created by Kukai(774-935) who was posthumously … Continue reading

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North American Birds 2017

2017 Birding Photography 2016 was the first year that I worked at getting good photographs of North American birds.  I made trips to BC, New Mexico and Arizona and made many forays out from Calgary.  My collection pales in comparison … Continue reading

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