Saturday, June 23, 2012

A Walk from Honshu to Shikoku Day 3


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I woke at first light and was already over the bridge onto Oshima when the sun came up. My route took me along the coast a little before pretty much heading straight through the middle of the island. the current running along the coast was very, very strong. There were a couple of shrines to visit along the 10k route, but not much else.

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At the southern end of the island I came to the final section, the triple Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge, three connected suspension bridges that together make the longest suspension bridge structure in the world. The bridges are a hair over 4k long, but with the long, windy, access path for cyclists is closer to 7k.

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The views from the height of the bridges were stupendous.... it helped that the weather was glorious...

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I got to Shikoku around noon. There were a surprisingly large number of people walking over the bridges....

It had taken me 3 days to walk the 70k..... actually an afternoon, a long day, and a morning, so it could be walked in 2 days, but 4 days would be better to give time to explore.....

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2 comments:

  1. I worked for a week last year on Oshima, making fish cakes. Took a scooter to Onomichi and back one day. A very nice stretch, nice job walking it.

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  2. Looking over these pictures reminds me of why I love to travel. I have to give props for your walking such a distance, too! There's something meditative and fulfilling about getting from one point to another step by step.

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