These Walking Dreams: Day 121 (August 11, 2017)

Shihoro → Upper ShihoroMeto🦶🏻 Ashoro

Map of Hokkaido with author’s route from Shihoro to Ashoro highlighted. 🗺 Open map in GaiaGPS ⇝

A rusty shack with a tall chimney on a rainy day. 📍 Shihoro

A croissant filled with ice cream. 📍 Upper Shihoro

The only thing better than ice cream for breakfast on a gloomy Tokachi morning is ice cream in a croissant for breakfast, a twist on the Sicilian marvel of ice cream in a brioche. For the next 30 kilometers, we walked in a straight line by the side of the highway, in the constant drone of trucks in the drizzle, and I had not a care in the world.

A tall sign saying: “A town pursuing world peace in the face of nuclearization” 📍 Upper Shihoro

The bare, sandalled feet of the author and Gabor around a manhole cover decorated with two large feet holding large leaves. 📍 Ashoro

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These Walking Dreams is a visual field diary of a 4,300-kilometer walk from one end of Japan to the other, in the spring and summer of 2017.