This was a pretty short cycle today, only 65KM. I had covered most of the distance the day before. The only real difficulty was the mountain I had to cross to get to Matsuyama, but the road followed the course of a river valley that ran between the mountains so it wasn’t a huge climb.
The mountains that speared me from Matsuyama.
The descent down to the city, visible in the distance.
That evening my host took me up one of the hills for a great view of the city at sunset.