It is that time of year again when the leaves fall from the trees and the long dark cold nights of winter are upon us. With it thoughts of going to warmer climes increase.
And so on Tuesday 19th May 2015 I depart New Zealand again for another Big Japan Bike Ride, this time it is No:4.
Progress can be followed on this blog… http://nbjbr4.wordpress.com
The proposed route but as in previous years it can change.
I will have a short stopover in Tokyo on arrival.
Then go Kagoshima again, instead of the original idea of Osaka.
I will go up east coast of Kyushu this time rather than the west coast.
Cross by ferry to Shikoku and pass through the middle of the island. When there will ask more details about 88 temple pilgrimage.
I hope to arrive in Osaka 2 weeks later and have a few days stay there.
To celebrate my departure we rang the World Peace Bell in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens at 11:30am on Sunday morning 17th May.