Landed at Fukuoka airport and spent a good hour or more meticulously reassembling all the bits of the bike and trailer. Found a quiet corner of the airport for the job. All came together with no problems or extra parts. Kind workers nearby happily took all the cardboard boxes away. Had an address for a family who are members of ” warm showers ” group – likeminded folk who cycle distance and offer hoisting to fellow cyclists. Noriaki and his wife Etsuko and daughter Ririko hosted me with huge generosity and kindness . On leaving I packed away a big stack of snacks and a nicely gift wrapped ” bento box ” ( lunch ) made that morning by Etsuko. Was sad to say goodby.
Sharlene’s happy enough with her role of keeping an eye out for trucks but she’s been bitching about the flag – she wanted to fly the AU version😉