I took an early boat off the island, not before getting a photo of the gates at high tide. This was my second last day on Honshu and it was absolutely beautiful, riding along sandy coast in the sun with a stiff tailwind.
I followed the same coast road almost all day, riding inland only for about 15K to save travelling around a long peninsula. After this the coast became a bit rockier but just as picturesque.
There was an island very close to the shore that I thought would be nice to camp on as the end of the day approached.
I found a really nice beach to camp at on the island. Another place I think would be full of people at high season, but I had it too myself mostly.