2010 04 14 - Hagi day 2
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After all my good fortune of the trip to Hagi, Hagi itself didn't treat me so nice that night. It was raining, cold and noisy and it took me a while to realise that came because the strong wind had blown a tent-pin from the ground. I had to get out and fix it, but just when I had warmed up again another tent-pin flew out and I had to fix it again. After that I was ok, but at 6:30 two police officers came to check on me. After showing my passport and telling about my travelling everything was found ok and I could get some more sleep.
After waking up many things happened very fast. I found out that I slept next to an orange tree, picked up an orange from the ground and got knocked over from behind. I first suspected a human attack, but dismissed that because A) this is Japan and B) the attacker flapped away.
I then visited the Hagi museum that is almost only in Japanese, filled with history that everyone seems really proud about but ends at 1872 when "The railroad began running between Shinbashi and Yokohama (Japan)" a year after "The German Empire was formed (World)" and was mostly based around a school that was run by Shoin Yoshida who walked 13000 km around Japan, tried (but failed) at stealing The Powhatan (the flagship of the black armada from the USA) and he died at age 29 (but no reason was given anywhere).
It was time to hithchike to Iwami but that was harder than expectec. I never could find a sign. Eventually I just started hithhiking and I gambled correctly. I got a lift to Iwami (which turned out to be also called Masuda) with a boy driving his mothers car. He was going to visite his grandmother in a town that was only located halfway but he drove me to Iwami/Masuda. In there I walked around a sweetwater lake (I tasted it) that was directly connected to the sea. the lake was shaped like 2 leafs, but only one was showing up on my map
Then it was time to continue hitchhiking to Izumo.