|So one year, we're sitting in the Doro Restaurant enjoying the view and a cuppa coffee, thinking that we're about as far from the city and its hordes as we could possibly get in Japan...
...and suddenly the parking lot begins to fill up with bicycles. Hundreds of 'em. Within minutes, the tranquil Doro valley was awash in people and noise. It was the Tour de Kumano, a major annual bike race.
Don and I went outside and discovered a friend driving the Trek support van! Amazingly, this wasn't the first time we have run across acquaintances at Doro. On our first trip here, Yoko met a friend from P&G who was (not supposed to be?) there with her boyfriend and clearly chagrined about meeting someone from the office. Sorry!