Saturday, December 21, 2013

By way of explanation


Some people get confused by this blog. Many blogs are diaries in chronological form, but mine jumps backwards and forward in time and space. There are a few themes that I return to regularly, manhole designs being one. All the manhole posts can be found by clicking the manhole tag.
Modern architecture is another interest..... click on the architecture tag
I try to post about all the critters I encounter.... click on the fauna tag
I do post vacation snaps... Morocco being a favored destination
Though I havent posted much recently I visit a lot of matsuris, most of which involve Iwami Kagura

Most posts however are concerning my walks around Japan. Currently I am posting about
Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage
Kyushu 108 temple Pilgrimage
Izumo 33 Kannon Pilgrimage
Iwami 33 Kannon Pilgrimage
a 3 day walk across the Aki Nada Islands
a 5 day walk across the Kunisaki Peninsula
and a 3 day walk from Honshu to Shikoku starting with the Onomichi Temple Walk.

I post a little from each walk rather than a continuous and chronological sequence from just one.

One topic that is heavily represented is shrines, and an index can be found here.

there are now over 1100 posts, and over the years I have tweeked the code and its all getting a little messy, so I am hoping to start a new blog in what I think will be a better format early in the new year.

Till then I am off walking.........

so seasons greetings to you all

feedback is always appreciated


  1. I'm a long-time (as a matter of fact, from 2008!) reader, but this is my first comment to say thanks for a superb blog that's provided so much insight and just plain fun over the years. I'll put on my hiking boots and happily follow you to your new blog. Enjoy your walk, and all the best for the festive season and 2014!

  2. Your blog is quite enjoyable no matter what format you use. Thank you for sharing your walks and interests!

  3. Your blog is interesting because you show pictures about so many different themes.
    Happy seasons greetings to you

  4. I find your blog fascinating and didn't notice this issue, (but then I've only found it and been following since this year). I'd love to be doing such walks myself in reality. Where ever you are going and whatever posting about, it is always of interest!


  5. I have enjoyed your posts for quite a while now. I plan to continue following even if it changes. I like so much of what you have shared with us.
    Thank you.