In an effort to blog up my recent happenings for posterity, I thought I’d start by showing a few pics from the exploration of Shimotsui a couple of weeks ago. Shimotsui is a traditional village community located right next to the base of the Seto-Ohashi Bridge, and the Seto Inland Sea. It’s one of the few places in Japan that doesn’t have a convenience store! I cycled about 10 miles round the coast from Kojima, and back, on a beautiful summers day, stopping for lunch in an okonomiyaki restaurant run by an elderly lady, Sato-chan. It was a great trip!