The last day of cycling in Hokkaido. It came a lot sooner than I expected. This was one of the most enjoyable days. The route started off hugging the bay in to Mori. At first I was shrouded in fog, but this cleared up soon enough.
This road past by many old fishing villages where I drew much attention from the locals. They either smiled and waved at me, or pointedly ignored me.
The journey was very smooth and I probably would have made it to Hakodate very early if not for a puncture I got just outside Mori. I spent an age pumping the tyre up again with my hand pump. I soon passed a petrol station where I cold use their air to further inflate my tyre.
With this hurdle cleared the rest of the journey to Hakodate was a breeze. It was a great cycle through a national park past lake Onuma. Before I knew it I found myself only 15km out of Hakodate
Here I got another puncture. One my tyre has been completely worn out on one side. I replaced it quickly but couldn’t find a bike store to purchase a new tyre. I just hoped I could get to Hakodate and find accommodation before it blew again.
I got lucky and found myself in Hakodate about 40 minutes later. It was an interesting trip through Hokkaido. Not done under ideal conditions, but I certainly enjoyed most of it. Even the rain. Sometimes.
2 thoughts on “Day 5: Oshamanbe – Hakodate”
I hope the weather keeps clear for you 😀 It looks so beautiful out there!
It has gotten better already! I finally managed to get my tent to dry yesterday.