Innoshima Bridge on Shimanami Kaido Cycle Route
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Japan in Haiku 19: The Skyover

The Skyover

Sky bridge flies over
mating jellyfish while we
pedal under cars.

We have a beautiful day of cycling some of the bridges of the Shimanami Kaido cycle way. This is a cool 70km route crossing six bridges and linking six islands on the Seto Inland Sea. The bridges all have cycle paths, some alongside the carriageway, some hanging underneath and all have special cycle friendly approaches.

We manage 30km, two bridges and a swim, in between dodging sunburn and thunderstorms. We have yet to master riding with an umbrella which is a universally practiced Japanese cycling skill.

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Kirstie Pelling

Kirstie is the creative force and chief poet in residence of poetinmotion.org She is available for residencies, as a conference poet and wedding poet. She is also co-founder of The Family Adventure Project and a regular contributor to many online travel communities.

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Kirstie is the creative force and chief poet in residence of poetinmotion.org She is available for residencies, as a conference poet and wedding poet. She is also co-founder of The Family Adventure Project and a regular contributor to many online travel communities.

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