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... road with a blue line that you follow as well as with signs often. There is the main recommended route but also other routes you can take to see different things along the way. We were going to try and go off the main route on Mukaishima but it started to get hilly and we were realising how bad our bikes were already. We only had 3 gears and with big backpacks in the child seats it made it harder going and a bit wobbly. We decided therefore to go back and stick to the ...
Day 115 We were now heading to Onomichi, the starting point for a cycle ride across six islands that we had decided to do. Along the way on the train it passed through Saijo, a famous sake brewing area so we had to stop. Unluckily for us, several were closed due to Golden Week (getting to hate those words!) but four were still open, so we set off walking with a map. The first brewery, Kamotsuru, had a video about the sake making process. It was in Japanese ...
... home seriously put these to shame." I suppose this is why many Americans and perhaps other folks who don't like Japanese cuisine really struggle here. The Japanese seem to be very good with their own cuisines but perhaps they are too precise to get sloppy stuff right? I'm not sure what the deal is exactly but I have enjoyed "Mister Donut." Yes, it seems they do get Donuts right and today I sampled a fairly wide variety both after breakfast ...
... and a short walk later we had arrived at our hotel in Onomichi. Unfortunately at this point my feet are very sore and I am in no mood to go biking between any islands. As it turns out the weather is kind of rainy and gray and it doesn't take much to talk Erika into a rest day. We dine on Ramen a block from our hotel and call it a night pretty early. Nothing to see here, at least that we bothered to take photos of on this day.
... chatting to a Taiwanese woman who told us that the group were part of a health/business conference as the owner of the hotel believes that a healthy body and mind makes for a healthy business. Strangely, when we asked her why her English was so good she said hat she had studied in Edinburgh as well! To finish the bizarre day a man from the group stood up and started playing the saxophone. What an experience and certainly not one mentioned in the Rough ...
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