Cycling Shikoku


The family I stayed with for two weeks while I was taking a Japanese language course.  The father sitting down is 100 years old. 


 The last meal they cooked for me was a Japanese treat. “Sazae”… A big snail  


 Where bicycles go to die 



The average farmer in Japan is well into their 60s and they are always in the fields and working really hard, especially this time of year  


 Huge pumpkin!


Today’s catch

This is outside one of the hotels I stayed at…a very remote location 


My typical cycling routes…But they’re not always THIS nice  


The following photos are from the Shimanami Kaito bike path that goes across the Seto sea linking Shikoku and Honshu



 Yes that’s a dedicated bike path 


 Sometimes the pathway goes underneath a bridge 



 And sometimes it was a bike lane on one of the islands 



 And at the end I stated in this really cool Cycling hotel 


~ by Robert on October 12, 2015.

5 Responses to “Cycling Shikoku”

  1. That guy looks great for 100 years old.

    Excellent pictures as always.


  2. Great photos! Tail winds and no flats!


  3. He looks closer to 80! Perhaps he lives in one of the Blue Zones. Being active, eating whole foods, and maintaining good social connections are keys to healthy longevity apparently.


  4. Their town, population 75,000, same as Santa Fe, has 32 centenarians!


  5. Hope you had garlic and butter with the snail! Great pics!! Thanks for sharing.


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