I walked my dog today a little longer than usual. The weather was clear and the temperature was that of early spring. It was very comfortable. The total distance of today's walk was 9.8 km. I am posting two pictures that were taken on the way. Though there is unrest like in Libya and the catastrophic disaster in New Zealand in the globe, how peaceful my hometown is! I feel really happy living in this city. One of the pictures shows the scene at a high school, where the students were working out for the Japan high school baseball championships in the summer.
I have been recording all the traces of my walk since last May, and the total distance of my walk during the last 10 months reaches nearly 500 km. I plot this data on the map of Japan, and I'm virtually enjoying the trip across Japan. All the procedure was done automatically by my smart phone. I'm imagining I'm in Fukushima prefecture, north of Tokyo now, and I am heading for the south.
I ordered a new bicycle, Jamis Aurora, by e-mail the other day. I'm thinking of accumulating the total ride distance on the world map independently of the walking distance. What route should I choose? How about from the North Pole to the Antarctic? Anyway, my wandering area would surely expand and you would be able to see a wide variety of pictures around my hometown.