Day 17, Mar 16, Ofunato-Sanriku 大船渡-三陸

I have been basing in Kesennuma for the last 5 days. I moved past the commuting range today, like a detached kite floating north. The walk started in heavy rain. Fortunately it did not last very long. The weather then switched between clear and thick clouds several times. I was having mood swings along the…

Day 11, Mar 10, Situation Room

I covered 185 kilometers in 9 walking days. My body has gotten used to the hike despite minor aches and pains. I weighed my backpack in Tokyo. It came up to 26 pounds. That was without food and water. I have to admit I was a little nervous since my average training weight was less…

Day 8, Mar 7, Tagajo-Matsushima 多賀城-松島

Tagajo (多賀城) is a satellite city of Sendai. It is very populated from here to Shiogama (塩竈). The area was flooded, but the streets look very normal now. It’s not quite like Tokyo, but you can tell people are busy, walking fast, and minding their own business. I asked a woman to film. She declined…