I’m still not feeling well, and don’t have my strength back, but I decided I really need to move my body! I can’t let myself get weak by not moving. So when it got a bit cooler I took a bottle of water and forced myself to cycle over to the Nakagawa, just a kilometer away. I didn’t do a full course along the river. Instead I parked my bike by one of the decks and went down by the river and sat for a while. Here’s a 10 second, very quiet video of the river going slowly past. It was peaceful. I stayed until the Katsushika Ward office speakers came on with music telling kids it was time to go home.
This evening, at dusk, while riding along the Nakagawa. You can also see the Sky Tree on the left.
Well, I’m going to try a challenge for myself. I’m going to bicycle from my house in Katsushika-ku Higashi Shinkoiwa to the pet clinic in Edogawa-ku Minami Koiwa to check on Chako.
I will be following the turn-by-turn directions in the new Apple Maps. According to Google maps it’s just a 26 minute walk (2.1 km) so it shouldn’t be that far by bicycle.
If you never hear from me again I’m somewhere in Edogawa-ku. Or Katsushika-ku. Or somewhere…
Sometimes the river shore seems almost like the seaside (if you don’t look too hard).