The first “gang” leave at the next stop, allowing the green dress to take over court in the carriage. The hotel is grey and black and as we ride into the car park a young man pounces on us confirms we have a reservation and tells us where to park the bikes. How many students from the UK are there I wonder? We can see the remnants but of course it’s the wrong time of year. After the surprise it’s big hugs all round and bags off the bike to ease the final few miles. This mans kindness and hospitality is simply staggering. He walks off along his train. He and I go into the back of the stall and I end up swapping one of ours for an anime figure. It’s a fish restaurant with the fish in tanks outside. Once inside we discover that Sharon has once more produced a total gastronomic extravaganza. The next night will be better, and it is. This is so reminiscent of the hot August days when we were here last; great roads a decent speed, beautiful scenery, although this time it’s due to the spectacular autumn colours and huge grins. I incur the wrathful looks of the elderly who have just gotten off the train on platform 3. # Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); # you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. Everything is cooked fresh, just how fresh we are about to discover. Cas confirmés, mortalité, guérisons, toutes les statistiques I dread to think how John Inverdale is, he must have been admitted to hospital by now, his balls exploding with every England are fantastic superlative he can muster, while breathing through his ears. He really is excellent company. Both James and Sharon are incredible people who have achieved so much in their fields, sales and development of semiconductors and now electronic valves and as the owner and teacher in an English for business school, are the tip of the iceberg. From our room window we can see a restaurant across the road and the review states that the “catfish soup is real soup” No A.A.Gill that’s for sure but it’s close to the hotel and we decide to brave the light drizzle ( in my new trousers!!!). $500, taking deposits. Mindlessly aka with confidence show him our tickets and march towards the elevators which will take us to the trains. Live and learn, Japanese bacon is no good. The estuary looks very different this morning with the tide out. Twice now we have had a deal here through Booking. The old Mercury hotel in Narita is booked, a new one near the port in Osaka close to rail and subway lines is booked and an old friend the Plus Motel in Busan is our return hotel there. When he dies he was either buried at sea or walked in and drowned, it’s a little difficult to work out just from the pictures. It’s a miserable start to the day and the drizzle quickly turns into a massive deluge, the windscreen wipers earning their keep for the first time. James we met on the last leg of his Grand Slam ride, such an inspiration. Beautiful to run on as they provide a bit of bounce to the runner, but hopeless for the cyclist as all the effort is dissipated through the surface. A plate of leaves, both large lettuce and sesame. Naturally it’s on top of a mountain. Tomorrow is bike fixing and cleaning before hopefully travelling to Japan on Sunday. Chewy has had enough and so have I for today. A couple ask me to take their photograph which I do with pleasure adding me as a selfie at the end. Were this Devon or Cornwall this would be rammed and exploited with tea shops and restaurants. I was worried I'd be futzing with them all the time but they're staying in place really well. Certainly brought a lump or two to my throat. There is also a guy pressing corn for oil, the waste coming out like a grey hard sausage skin falling to the ground where it initially shatters on impact, before the following waste builds up like a shredded snake skin. The fact that there is an excellent path certainly helps and we are able to crack on to the starting point. After the first few climbs which are too steep for me and the bike the rest are fine, just long high climbs. We need a break, however at reception the £150 a night is too much and I tell the receptionist so and she comes back with £90 still expensive but we get a visit to the spa thrown in. A splendid way to enjoy dinner, including the paper apron. It’s impossible for me not to laugh out loud. From no where we are joined by cyclists, tandem riders and generally young people, hilariously in the most inappropriate clothing ( white jeans and top, with now a huge brown stain running from bum to neck from the water picked up from wet roads and deposited along the woman’s rear. The sweat is pouring off me. It’s not the best experience we’ve ever endured dodging the rubbish discarded by motorists the heavy sometimes thorny foliage slapping our legs, digging into my wounds and creating a few more. The lips are pursed and the shoulder are drawn up. Unlike Cardiff they haven’t closed the roads, leaving the fans to battle against the locals carrying on their lives in the narrow roads and streets surrounding the stadium. A uniformed eighty year old man waves his red light sabre so I can enter the car park, we get sufficient food for the night and return to Tanoura bay. Fun sheep & dog coasters (#184120386) These coasters will make a great addition to your farmhouse table any time of the year. Yes we know that we wouldn’t dream of going any earlier. Some nefarious activity has taken place. The sun is shining in the morning and mist is rising from the wet roads and clinging to the green hills and mountains around us. From nowhere the train driver and conductor appear beside him. The route is on concrete slabs at this stage with a load of high rises in front of us. We put the bikes on the trolly and add the bags on top and push them towards the tower and the elevator. It’s been flat too so naturally as we are coming towards the end of the day a few steep climbs are necessary to raise the heart rate. Our bikes are left in a conference room and we decant what we require into our newly acquired shopping bag. Only 5 k away so it should be a steady ride. Not annoying in the slightest. The route continues along the shore front which after a typically flamboyant bridge the river flows through a huge arc before carrying on towards one more bridge then out to the sea. Had a power company cherry picker not been in the way it would have made a wonderful photograph. We are back in the apartment when James is calling us to make sure we are on the right bus. Both lads are great fun and more-so after a few beers. The first game is about to start. They are thrilled. Down to the International Cruise Port we ride rising to the third floor in the lift to find that the staff of the Pan Star Line are at lunch for the next half an hour. We come through customs and as the metal detector goes off I have to remove the Garmin and phone from my pockets as I walk through having received the all clear a beautiful woman approaches me and asks if my name is Robert Gregory and could I come with her?. all be refineries and storage tanks next to scrap metal depots and sewage farms but we will be getting closer. We pass the stadium to get to the park and ride a vast cultural hall complex with huge car parks open for the day to transport the rugby fans to the game. We are high up and the bikes feel good, apart from the dodgy broken saddle. Soup mushroom or seaweed and a selection of pastries fruit and grilled salmon or bacon and sausages with accompanying scrambled eggs are all available . Shame that the provision for cycle paths is as good as it is in Korea. There are huge snaking queues for the gents, which cause mass hilarity amongst the female fans who walk straight into their toilet facilities after taking photos of the men queuing. Nevertheless everything we could want is there, apart from a restaurant. A funny sort of day, we woke around 6 as I said in the last blog post with daylight streaming through the white roller blind. The food, the wine, meeting up with James, meeting Sharon for the first time and the end of the ride, is just the perfect conclusion to the adventure. With tickets in hand we make our way to the barrier, I can see one of the ticket sellers jump up from his desk and make his way to the guy at the barrier. No point in them driving in as well especially when we have the park and ride already booked. Then the bags are brought out and the bikes slip into them easily. There’s been a couple of Bond films on the tv too so the evening has been very relaxing indeed. We make our way to the elevator but he follows us enthusiastically. Why? They also sell traditional hats and clothing. As so many people are there to witness it we are not the only lovers of this scenery. This makes checking your position on the route a bit of a challenge and very frustrating. Roman candles and sparklers on the beach and then as a treat the sparklers with the most delicate of whispering flame and explosion. So many islands just off the coast and great shorelines. Still the South is prepared for invasion. So with travelling tales told and an excellent breakfast provided and scoffed thanks to Cath we made tracks to a nearby onsen where for an hour we relaxed in the hot waters and even enjoyed the rain on the rooftop pools. Pasta tonight with chicken, incidentally we’ve had lots of turkey breast not chicken as we thought recently. It’s a beautiful day with sea haze I front of us and blue skys interlaced with whisper of white cloud above. The near side is awash with mud in clumps coming off the mountain and lots of foliage. I doubt even on a featherweight road bike I’d be able to make it to the top. We think we have found it and set up for the night when who rolls in but Shaun and Hugh! Outside could be anywhere, the glass fronted skyscrapers dwarfing the old red brick Tokyo Station. Some volunteers have megaphones and are never off the damn things. Red & blond available. So often have they snatched victory or we have given them a win over the past thirteen matches. The South has been fantastic to us and that continues in the guise of James. Now if I recall correctly the last time we spoke, well, let me tell you all about it we’d washed our clothes and remained in the hotel until midday then rode off back to town to collect the van from Japan Campers. … Some people then spray it with quilt basting spray, but it's too hot to spray outside and I don't want to spray that stuff inside. I have received so many contacts from people wishing Wales well it’s heartwarming that people have been interested in the games and in how Wales get on, some I’m sure so that it’s and England Wales final, other just pleased for us. They didn’t stay long as no one was really interested as thirty blokes were smashing themselves into each other on the pitch. Thanks for reading if you have been through it all with us from the beginning. The next day we make for Nagasaki the second city to feel the horror of a nuclear explosion and hopefully the last this world will ever see. A huge hill is having landscaping carried out on it but just to the right hand side is the box. The Trade-marks Journal is published every week in compliance with Rule 15 of the Trade-marks Regulations. My blood leaking from right arm tricep and right leg. The disabled man Chewy says looked so hacked off with his fellow citizens. The first bridge is busy with pedestrians. The Aussie loudmouths are silenced. Then the clouds came in the second the sun had gone. So much to see. The grey has clouded in all over the lake and as we skirt the top of the lake it starts to rain slightly. Then comes the main a foil lined pan filled with salt two eggs and a load of grey prawns. “I think we have a stalker” she says as the vehicle which has been following behind us up the hill also pulls in behind her. In the morning after breakfast and a wash in the toilets next to the tennis club, incidentally they really stink! The coast road continues all the way to a CU store where we have a ramen meal, aka pot noodle for lunch. At immigration, almost the last people through then we find ourselves in a customs hall full of cardboard boxes. She is livid. Yokohama is the next destination, a city with a larger population than all of Wales! Our last under the stars and in a van. What an arse! Five months in and Chewy wants to sleep for a week, I look like a tramp ( I sent a before and after photo to a friend in Australia and said “Penny for a cup of tea?” “Nah” was his reply “you’d only spend it on booze!”, Mad maniacal laughter leaving a hotel is very unnerving for the staff. Bienvenue sur la page Boursorama, portail d'informations économiques et financières. Train terminates at Mokpo, the start of our next path. The look on his face was equivalent to me saying I’ve just had sex with your mum and dad and french kissed your grandmother and they all loved it !!! It’s time to enter the cauldron, there’s nothing but green behind us. With the goodbyes of the chef and her waitress daughter and her schoolgirl friends ringing in our ears we make our way to the new supermarket in town. The score line quite frankly flattered the Southern Hemisphere. We also meet two chaps who are brothers in law one Welsh the other English who married sisters and work with each other. It does cross my mind for a nano second that there will be a UK style confrontation between a motorist and a cyclist, I am concerned that we may have done something wrong or something has dropped from our bikes to cause damage to the car. Naturally it’s rammed until three stops before we have to get off so we stand for most of the way shifting the bikes from one side to another as the doors open first on the left then the right then it announces it doesn’t know so just be carful! Following her instruction we left and find ourselves at the ticket machine where a volunteer helper shows us how to get the tickets we require. Like a Farmers Lift section of the Worlds strongest man I carry two bikes along the road to the hotel for a kilometre. And we are the only people around to see it, the path is all ours. Chewy is not happy, it’s been a long day and she is struggling to keep up a good 10 mph pace. As luck had it they’d had a cancellation so we were able to sleep in their apartment that night having sorted out all the necessary paperwork. The mountains in the distance look fabulous in the night sky as I cook dinner next to the van. This gentle old man loves the mountains and is a passionate amateur photographer showing me the photos he is most proud of on his phone. She asks where we are from and struggles to understand until we show her the flag at which point she is smiling even more broadly! A walk around the town shows it to be rather nice from the market with amazing fish drying out in the air and loads of vegetables still for sale. The bridges continue to be exciting points of crossing , the latest a foot and cycle suspension bridge, further on we come across what appears to be a monumental rope bridge between two mountains. They do neither, so I bring the first bike down and turn around to see the crowd coming down the stairs and two people who have snuck in waiting to go up! Steep drops and steeper climbs over a vegetation encroaching path with a slimy surface top is not what I need so we resolve to remain on the road as far as we possibly can. Pushing the bikes we race past passengers with a more leisurely schedule to reach the very last stop on the concourse. The certificates and medals are ours. People in red shirts are already singing and drinking outside bars, (the local cops look terrified of massive amounts of people drinking and singing in the streets enjoying themselves). Com via Trivago and secured a room for £30 the next night it’s a three figure sum for the most basic room. It’s roasting as we work outside. Instead of making for her washing she came straight to us and gave us two apples. This is crazy. I’m starting to have a love affair with this green paste. The only solution is for him to send out for eye masks. Immediately the fuss level reaches epic proportions which is exactly what I do not want. Shame no one told Uruguay about that. When we were here earlier in the year we went to a different tower, so this has provided yet another view and understanding of this city of over ten million people. To have a voice booming out from a radio or PA system giving what sounds from the cadence of his voice football scores is very odd, Utd that’s what happening on this late Sunday afternoon. I need healing time and we need to find a bike mechanic. The sorry sight of Shaun and Huw arriving, they’d missed us and then taken the wrong road from the stadium. Not a winner. We can’t get in until six but the time passes easily with Chewy reading and me writing while the sun makes extraordinary use of the clouds above before going to sleep for the night. It’s a camp site near a theme park. After driving all day we find the the park and naturally it’s closed and locked. The Geungang path will be completed today. They don’t open until ten. Within a few pedal strokes we are at the certification centre and have started the ride. The Fan zone, for which we needed to queue to gain access, is full of Japanese fans, a handful of Welsh and I do believe a Georgian flag. What on Earth have we done? They have lost thousands of ¥ tonight the Australians tell us, as fans have come in enquired and left. The van is rocking from side to side as the howling wind treats us like a cocktail in waiting. I spot Andy Gommersall the ex England scrum half in front of us. Wow is this a dream? 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