- Day 21 – Echizen to Komatsu
- Distance: 73.4km
- Ascent / descent: 288m / 312m
- Weather: overcast, humid and headwind
- Accommodation: camped in Fureai Park, Komatsu, ¥300
I slept so well and was up at 7am. I had a delicious breakfast with Saskia, her homemade bread was incredible and I’ve been dreaming about it all day!
The rain had eased off a little when I started but the roads were wet. After visiting a few temples in Echizen, I decided I needed to get some warmer bedclothes so I went to Uniqlo in Fukui and bought some sweatpants, unfortunately they no longer had any of their thermal wear in stock 😦
I found it really hard to get motivated today. The roads were busy, I had a headwind all day, my back wheel feels unstable and it was cold. I got my first view of the Japan sea though.
I arrived at the campsite I was planning to stay at but the office was now closed. I asked a Japanese family there if they thought it was ok if I camped and they said to camp next to them and to register in the morning. I have no idea how much it’s going to be and I hope it’s not going to be crazy expensive!
Two young girls came and knocked on my tent just after I’d got in (to get changed) and they gave me a cherry blossom flower – so cute! We chatted for a while then their dad came over and we chatted some more.
I hadn’t picked up anything for dinner so I was going to cook one of my camping meals but the same family insisted I eat with them and we had a delicious dinner of yakiniku, washed down with plum chu-hi, thank you!
I was into bed at 8:30pm which I think is exactly what I needed, an early night 🙂
While Japan is not on my bucket list I am enjoying your blog and reading about your adventures. You are very clever, and fortunate 😉, to have Japanese as a second language. That’s probably why you’re in Japan. Haha
We are off on the TMB in a month’s time and enjoyed your blog and video on that trip too; only we are going the “normal” way (counterclockwise). 😁😁
LikeLiked by 1 person
Thanks for your comment 🙂 I hope you both have a fantastic time on the TMB, I absolutely loved hiking it with my dad… we ate so well and the scenery was incredible! Happy trails!