Lakes, Oceans, Hot Springs

August 28, 2016

After leaving Rob in Chitose, Bronwyn and I had enjoyed a fantastic ride along the 25km dedicated bike path that brought us to Shikotsuko -a beautiful clear freshwater lake – where we set up to camp for our first night away from the comforts of indoor living. This was really what the trip was meant to be about.

I’m writing this from a mobile phone as I wait for Bronwyn to emerge from her gender-segregated bath at the Noboribetsu Grand Onsen we’ve found. Consequently, photos and videos from the last two days will have to be added in a future post. But there’s a lot to say with words.

Today we rode a grand ride – somewhere in the range of 75km along bike paths, oceanside roads, forest pathways and gravel stretches – to take us from last night’s lakeshore camping to today’s onsen-laden trip.

Bronwyn’s here so an update will have to suffice for now. There are fireworks and a matsuri happening and we need to get outside!

Follow me on Strava to see our paths if you’re really into details!

Author: Christian

Middle school teacher on hiatus/budding permaculturalist currently cycling the world. Sometimes he acts in plays and film. Mostly he travels and blogs about it. Christian is one of the founders of


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      Christian Reply August 29, 2016 at 7:47 am

      Thank you, Rob! It was a real delight! Hope to see you soon!

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