I probably won’t be able to post for a while after this, I leave for the first leg of the tour tomorrow. I’m going to take a train to Wakkanai tomorrow. I will spend the day after making sure everything is in order and stocking up food and anything else I realise I have forgotten once I pack my panniers. There is a free campground 3km from the city which is where I will base myself. While camping in a campground isn’t quite as adventurous or romantic as wild camping, the opportunity to meet other travellers is wonderful and getting first hand advice on the road ahead invaluable. I know at the very least I’ll be able to post again when I get back to Sappro in about a week. Gambate!