I'm packed, ready to go. In an hour I will take my parrot to birdie camp and then shut down my computer.
In the meantime I've been processing pix from my last trip and came across this series I took from inside the car in the rain, somewhere in Umbria, Italy.
I still feel bad that we didn't somehow help this obviously lost (at least from her group) cyclist. It wasn't a road we could stop on. It wasn't really cold, but certainly wet.
I really hope I don't lose my friends in Japan - for sure, I won't be able to read the road signs.
(That should say: I will depend on the kindness of strangers. My Mac has a translator widget, but I have no way of knowing if it's any good.)