The Buddha of road-safety

At night it rains terribly, but when the morning comes, everything has cleared up, and a very nice day lays ahead of us.
The remains of yesterdays shrimp are todays flavouring for the miso soup, and after a very nice meal, we get back onto our bikes.
The drive starts along the coastline of Chiba, and this turns out to be a very nice drive. Early Saturday morning, the traffic isn't very heavy yet, and we enjoy the view of the sea, as we follow the curving coastline all the way to the south point of the peninsula, to head back up to the north, for a visit to Nokogiriyama.
We are not the first foreigners to come here, as a certain rather popular UK car program once had a race to see who could reach the Buddha of road safety the fastest. Still, they missed out on the best choice to tour Japan, as they chose a car and public transportation, but we find out for ourselves more and more each day that there is a very good reason the motorbike is so popular in Japan.
After the Buddha, we take the ferry to the other side, just south of Tokyo, and continue our trip along the coastline. By now, however, we find that the weekend is really the time for the Japanese to enjoy their scarce spare time, and they do that by driving out to the beaches, for example at Kamakura... which is where we are headed as well.
The weather also turns out to be exceptionally well for the time of year (after it has been exceptionally cold in Japan for the last couple of months) so the last few kilometers in Kamakura, we end up in a traffic jam. Sadly, the side-cases make the bike too wide to try moving between the cars, so finally we arrive slightly cooked in our motor gear at the hotel.
The evening is spend with a nice walk along the shrines of Kamakura, which unfortunately are already closed by the time we get there, but the outsides are nice as well.