We dedicated today as an adventurous transit day. Car, high speed boat, bus, very local train... then a cab ride to get to where we are spending a night.
It was sad to say good bye to the island and our very special friends this morning but having the next location to reach to... got us going. Now I think back... it feels like an amazing dream that we were on Yakushima... so close... yet so far.
During this trip, "journey" has always been the destination... so I am trying not to think of this farewell to Yakushima as the end of our stay there... but only as a part of journey... with a hope that someday the ongoing journey will bring us back there.