This is the road we’ve been following for the last three days. Don’t be beguiled by the bright sunshine. It is cold and windy and feels very wild up here. We pedalled around a desolate sandy bay to come across the half eaten carcass of a beached seal.
Origami houses. Roofs seem to be folded every possible way here and these three on the main road out of town are a good example.
Heading inland and south. Finally it’s getting warmer!
At Cape Soya, the very top of Hokkaido and Japan looking directly towards the Sakhalin Islands, now Russian, some 45km away.