Osaka – Kansai Airport – Don Mueang Airport Bangkok Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December

After looking at all the options we decided to head down to the airport today. Our flight to Bangkok which for all PE teachers out there is in Thailand leaves tomorrow at 9:50 am but to get a train to the airport with our bicycles would mean catching the 5:45 am train.

This is what you look like after 2 day travelling and you get a cold beer

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Kyoto staying around Shimogyo Ward in a guesthouse Thursday 29th November

Last night’s rain continued for 6 hours, stopping around 10:00 pm, if you have never been in a tent at night listening to the sound of falling rain then you have missed out, go do it.

We were ready to go at 8:00 am when, as promised Hi Ya Mo To Hidesi turned up to see if we survived the rain last night. He did say Route 43 was the one to follow, so a wave and a shake of hands later we set off.

Our friend Hi Ya Mo To Hidesi

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Osaka, camping near Hyogo Prefectural Amagasaki Forest Wednesday 28th November

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

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Camping on Innoshima island Thursday 22nd November

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

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