On my second day of walking along the Akinada Islands I was on the southern coast of Osaki Shimojima heading towards Mitarai.
The road around the northern coast looked on the map to be busier, plus the view would be towards the mainland.
Here on the southern coast there was no traffic and the views were out into the Inland Sea and across to Shikoku.
This part of the island is known as a breeding ground for a species of migratory cormorant. Othere than one small village there is nothing else along the coast except citrus orchards clinging precariously to the steep slopes.