Tuesday, 27 June 2017 – Meeting ‘the cake lady’ and visiting Eiheiji temple

I went for an early morning run and was blessed by nature…

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A typical sight in Japan… you find them everywhere.

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Back at The Lighthouse, like every other morning, breakfast is an absolute feast! It is a precious time of sharing in the company of these two gorgeous women and is easily stretched out to an hour, once even to 2 hours! When the coffee plunger is empty Chika simply makes a new one! Hahaha.

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And this morning I finally got to meet the ‘cake lady’ – Chigusa Sasaki! She came for an English lesson and I was to be the teacher! Hahaha

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We had a great time of sharing...

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Since it was a stunning day and I have  not been on my bike for a while, Chika suggested I go for a ride to check out the scenery around Eiheiji temple. Eiheiji has this famous temple set in very beautiful natural surroundings. So I went to have a look.

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Just as I arrived I saw monks taking a picture of some special occasion. They were using the self timer on the camera so that all of them can be in the picture. Seeing their need, I walked closer and offered to take some pictures for them which they happily accepted. They looked way to formal for me so I got them laughing by taking photos from all sorts of angles, even got down on my tummy to shoot from the bottom up,  hahaha. When done they smilingly asked for a photo with me too… Some even copied my hand gestures of giving thanks. Smile… It was a special moment shared with them.

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The way back rendered some nice scenery too…

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And I made it home just in time to view another special sunset at Mikuni Beach…

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Meeting and chatting to this lady – finding out later she happens to be a friend of Chika…

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Spot the fisherman in the water? Standing on rocks in shallow water…

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