Thomas, Tina, Shinya and I decided to go on a bit of a hike up one of the local mountains in Himeji early one Sunday morning and geez, wasn’t that an adventure and a half! When I woke up that morning, I wasn’t expecting to go on such an adventure!
We rode our bikes to the base of the mountain and started our hike. Everything was going good, until Thomas and Tina decided it would be a good idea to take a short cut and get off the path. So there we were, bush bashing, trying to find our way through this mountain filled with trees and dead Autumn leaves on the ground. It was a tough slog because we had absolutely no idea where we were going, we had no compass and we were totally lost! On top of all that, I was busting to do a number two, but obviously there were no toilets around. Thankfully, Thomas had some toilet paper in case of emergencies such as these, so I was able to leave my little present on the mountain with the comfort of using toilet paper! The only thing was, I was too scared to go out of sight of everyone seeming as we were already lost, so I went behind a small bush, that was pretty much in sight of the others! They were disgusted with me, but I was at least happy that I hadn’t lost them too! I definitely felt relieved after I finished, anyhow!
This was when we got to the top of the mountain and you can see the susuki plants with the view of the city in the background.
This is Shinya, me, Tina and Thomas at the top of the mountain.
Me in the forest before we got lost.
After we finally found our way again, we were all so relieved. We were preparing for the worst and actually called some of our friends to make sure they knew to come and get us if we weren’t back before 5pm! Luckily, our trusty guide, Thomas, helped us to find our way again!
We were so hungry when we reached the bottom of the mountain where our bikes were, so we decided to make our way to the city to have a nice, yummy yaki niku lunch together. It started bucketing down with rain as we were riding along which made it impossible to keep dry, so we got to the restaurant in our trackies, looking like drowned rats and smelling just as bad! We didn’t care that much by that stage because all we wanted was a descent lunch. Well that is exactly what we got. A beautiful plate of yaki niku (grilled meat) that we got to grill on the BBQ ourselves. It was bliss! A nice way to end a funny adventure of a day!