Nothing very exciting, just practicalities. Found the ferry ticket office thanks to the very generous assistance of Kennichi, another HUBBer. Had a wander around Vlad and got various bad photos taken of me by helpful Japanese tourists (see, for example, the spike coming out of the top of my head in the above picture), then spent the rest of the day on the internet making plans for the next stages. Booked my flight to Vancouver where I’ll be meeting my family. Spent ages investigating my options for USA. Still have to decide if I’m going south down the Pan-American or east to New York and then home. 50-50 at the moment. I have the budget if I’m careful, just need to decide what I want to do.
As usual, the decisions will probably make themselves. For now I’m concentrating on getting to Korea, getting the bike shipped, and looking forward to a bit of a holiday.
In the hotel bar I met two other brit bikers who just arrived. They’re part of a group tour with Kudu Expeditions, but arrived ahead of the rest of the group having been attacked by mosquitos and given up on the whole camping in Siberia idea. Glad I’m not the only one!