Then it started …cold light rain and 40 knots plus! A real Blow !!
Just check the flag in the shot below...I was sitting on 40 kph with little effort.
These pics are from the coast known as the Flower Line and as you can see it is a rugged coast line with flower farm after flower farm.
I just kept going….The tail wind was just too good to stop, and I wasn’t about to turn around and punch back into it..!! Eventually I turned inland and climbed into the mountainous area in the centre of
After two unbelievable days of hammering along coast line I turned back. Being in the mountains the wind wasn’t an issue and by that time it was easing. In the meantime the Ferries stopped running due to the seas. Even a local coastal train was stopped due to the rough seas…!
I must have been one of the few enjoying the conditions..!
With no ferries running across Tokyo Bay I had to ride to the start of the Aqua Line ... this is a motorway that strikes out across Tokyo Bay on a bridge some 5 kilometers to a large multi story building off shore and then plunges under water into a tunnel 10 kms long and then rises up to cross two massive suspention bridges joining the man made industrial islands off shore of Yokohama. http://web-japan.org/atlas/architecture/arc06.html
The hills are covered by a network of stone lanes
Green Shed Parking...
Two young Japanese riders heading up to Hakone Lake 800 meters above in the snow.