Takamatsu to Niihama was a really nice cycle. It wasn’t too hot, wasnt raining at all. The road was easy to navigate and the scenery was pleasant. Everything you want when touring.
I started off cycling along the Inland Sea coast for most of the morning, purposely taking the longer route than the shorter overland route mostly because I wanted to get a better view of the Seto Ōhashi Bridge a huge suspension bridge that connects Shikoku with the mainland.
I then turned back inland instead of having to cycle through urban conglomeration of Sakaide and Marugame by the sea.
I found a campsite near Niihama. it was completely closed down since the high season ended, but the water taps still worked which was all I really needed so I set up.