On the way from our hotel, we spot the Megane ‘Glasses’ bridge. Thereafter we hit the pedals and immediately start the climb out of Nagasaki Bay. We have to cross the Nagasaki peninsula. And we’re doing that in style on the old postal road. Next is an exhilarating downhill to Tachibana Bay. We ride up and down along the bay on quiet roads, with magnificent views of Mount Unzen volcano ahead. In the late 19th century, Unzen was a favorite summer resort for European and American residents of Nagasaki, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Manila. We’re approaching Obama when we see steam billowing from the hot springs. Obama Onsen was the last station before the climb up Unzen.