Hello Blog. Sorry to be so long in approving your comments. I’ve been cycling from Miyazaki, via Nobeoka, and Saiki (Kyushu) averaging about 100kms per day, making landfall for the first time in Shikoku at that funny little peninsula jutting out from Ehime-ken. Writing you from a youth hostel in Matsuyama. Anticipate several more days over hills and dale, more when I get access to another internet connection. Hope you’re enjoying the quasi-Golden Week more than I am (and I bet that in the heat of the day, when I see the mountains I somehow have to get over, you definitely are). Best wishes, Arudou Debito in Matsuyama.