It was indeed a very noisy night, a busy dual carriageway and two train lines, even with this we had no problem sleeping.
Finishing a cold breakfast, we have run out of porridge; gasp! And have not been able to locate any here, yet. So instead there is a muesli type cereal which is quite nice, but not the same as hot porridge.
Looking towards the centre of Kobe
A rather leisurely get up today before wandering down to the 1st floor for our “included in the expensive room price” breakfast. This time there was cereal, fruit, rolls and jam as well as the full Japanese breakfast. Not too bad to start the day with.
A bright boat in an otherwise drab looking day
It was a lot warmer last night, no risk of frost.
Today was easy cycling, around 15 km to Fukuda Port on Shodoshima Island the a ferry to Himeji and a 6 km cycle to our hotel.
A view down to a sheltered bay
No frost last night but still cold, you have to say a warm sleeping bag is worth its weight in gold.
The lake next to the tent on a still early morning
Temperatures dropped to near zero last night and we had a frosty tent as a present in the morning. We were both snug and warm in our sleeping bags despite the low temperature.
Sunset at the park
Happy Thanksgiving here in Japan, a national holiday today. There was still a lot of people at work though.
It was quite chilly last night but the promised sun did make an early morning appearance.
The last bridge
More bridges and more islands was the order for the day. First though it was dry off the tent as from around 1.00 am until 8.00 am it poured with rain, the first sustained rain our little tent had been in and there were a couple of drips it looks like some water is seeping through a seam. A warm dry day and that can be fixed but it isn’t an issue.
Early morning view out of the tent
After a very peaceful night it was lovely to wake up to the sound of waves lapping on the beach.
It was the start of our island hopping today, first though there was 40 km of town road riding to do. This was mainly flat despite the dire hills predicted by the gps mapping app we use, it cannot seem to cope with tunnels.
An impressive quarry on Kami-kamagari Island
One smokey night later we went down to our included breakfast, it did include coffee and tea, along with a Japanese breakfast of miso soup, rice, several cooked vegetables and mackerel. We only went for the fish which was nice.