2000km year-end touring by Porsche Boxster [Day 2]

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Touring notes

The other day,2000km year-end touring by Porsche Boxster [Day 1]My husband wrote [Day 2] following the article. Please take a look if you like.

Boxster Touring

At 7:00 AM, prepare for departure by eating breakfast at the hotel.I decided to travel around Hiroshima-Yamaguchi todayHowever, it is almost no plan. I went to the Shimanami Kaido many times, and sometimes I decided to go to another place, so I decided to head to Suo-Oshima (Yashiro Island) first.

Oshima Bridge

Suo Bridge

I tried running along the coast for the time being, but the traffic is moderate and it is not a very enjoyable road. Therefore,I found a road called Oshima Orange Road in the mountainsSo, first of all, I decided to run there.

There were many fallen leaves at this time, and although it was a little difficult to run, it is a road where tight winding continues. The traffic volume is about the local light truck, almost zero. It is in a chartered state where no one is running.

It is good to open the roof and cruise along the coast,After all Boxster is a bent car of Nambo.Enjoy the corner as if dancing rhythmically, and run through Yashiro Island in December while rolling up the fallen leaves.

Oshima Orange Road

Seto Inland Sea and Boxster

Unfortunately, it was cloudy and I couldn't expect much scenery, but I still miss the Seto Inland Sea.

Boxster to Akiyoshidai, Yamaguchi Prefecture

After a short break, think about the next route.After all, if you come to Yamaguchi, you want to go to Akiyoshidai and Tsunoshima BridgeI thought, first I advanced Boxster to Akiyoshidai.

Get off the highway at the Ogori IC and aim for Akiyoshidai at once.
The Karst Road is also excellent, but the R435 that follows it is also wonderful.The road is wide and I think this is also one of the famous roads.
Boxster raises the altitude at once, and the karst terrain can be seen. Great roads and scenery.

Somehow it resembles the milk road around Aso, and it's a little more compact road.

Karst Road and Boxster

On the way, when I parked the car on the roadside and took a picture, the local who came touring by motorcycle kindly told me the shooting spot. This kind of encounter is also fun for touring.

Before, when I came, I had the impression that there were more tourists, but due to the corona disaster, the observatory in Akiyoshidai is rattled and the tourists are sparse. The weather was cloudy, but the weather and the atmosphere of the karst plateau match well.

Akiyoshidai

With a break,Next, head north to the Sea of Japan side. Then aim for Tsunoshima Bridge.Tsunoshima Ohashi has been around since I came with the BMW 318is on the E36. This is also a recommended road for driving, and I think it is an excellent road for enjoying the scenery. The weather is not good on this day, but the warm sea breeze feels good.

Tsunoshima Bridge

Tsunoshima Bridge

Tsunoshima Ohashi, which runs in an open car, is the best. The wind, the light, and the scent of the sea all speak to the five senses. It really tastes extraordinary. It's a moment when I'm happy with the convertible.

When you land on Tsunoshima, there are roadside stations and restaurants, but you don't have much time, so hurry ahead. I have to land in Kyushu by the end of today.

Go south on R191,If you are stopped at a traffic light, you will hear a strange noise from the air intake on the right.The sound of something rubbing is faint.
I thought that I probably inhaled the fallen leaves when I ran the winding road full of fallen leaves on Suo-Oshima, so I stopped by the home improvement store I found along the way.

When I looked into the air intake in the parking lot, as expected, the fallen leaves rubbed against the fans and made a noise.This is with Boxster Cayman, and when you run in a place with many fallen leaves, you almost always inhale the fallen leaves.I'd like you to put up something like a protective net a little more and design it so that foreign matter does not enter, but is it something that can not be done?

IncidentallyIn 718 Boxster Cayman, there is a possibility that the fallen leaves etc. inside the littered tobacco leaves will catch fireSo, it seems that there was a service campaign in 2018 with an improved protective grill.

Buy a wire hanger at a home improvement store. I dismantled the hanger, hooked the fallen leaves, managed to take it out, and started again.

Even though I managed to have the weather, it started to rain. When I crossed the Kanmon Straits and ran on the Kyushu Expressway, it started to rain and a lot of water was accumulated on the road surface. With GT3 cup tires, I have to run terribly, butThe Michelin Pilot Sport 4S worn by Boxster can run with confidence even in the wet.

After all, if you go touring, I think it's better not to use cup tires.

Boxster on a rainy night

For the time being, I stayed in Yanagawa City on this day. Tomorrow I went to the area around Aso, made a plan to traverse Kyushu, and went to sleep.

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  1. wata

    The day after the Ascension Highway, from the island of Setouchi to Akiyoshidai and then to Tsunoshima!
    No, it's good.
    By the way, my 981 also often sucks fallen leaves into the side intake and makes it dry.
    Since the structure is different from the 982 4-cylinder model, there is no worry of ignition, but after all it is worrisome.
    However, I don't want to put a net on it to reduce the intake efficiency, so I remove it with a wire each time.

    Please tell your husband (laughs).

    • MinaMina

      wata
      Thank you!
      It feels really good!

      > By the way, my 981 also often sucks fallen leaves into the side intake and makes it dry.
      My husband saw wata's video and used it as a reference, and he said he removed it with a wire.
      He said, "As expected, a master!" (Laughs)

      wata is always humble,
      For my husband, wata is like a master forever, so please keep chasing her back! Lol

  2. 718 Spider waiting for delivery

    Nice to meet you. I always enjoy watching it.
    987 Cayman → 997 Carrera 4S → Currently 718 Boxster is on board, and 718 Spider is scheduled to be delivered at the beginning of next month. I chose PCCB for the first time by referring to this blog! I'm looking forward to it from now on (^^)
    The question is, in this article, it is scary that it is raining with gt3 cup tires, but is that something to be careful about?
    I was worried about my spider because I made a cup tire after worrying about it. I would appreciate it if you could tell me about your husband's actual experience. Thank you.

    • MinaMina

      718 Spider waiting for delivery Man
      Thank you for always seeing the blog!
      Oh 718 Spider You're waiting for delivery! !!
      congratulations! ! !

      When I asked my husband about cup tires,
      "In the summer, if there is no water on the road surface, I can run somehow. It's okay if it's wet.
      However, in winter, even on dry roads, it doesn't bite at all on general roads, and the rain in winter is the worst, and even if you run normally, esp may work on a tight curve.
      Basically, high performance tires are told not to be used below 7 ℃, but cup tires have a particularly weak low temperature grip.
      Therefore, you should be especially careful about low temperature rain. "
      is what they said!

  3. Mar

    Good evening. I will comment for the first time.
    I grew up at the foot of Akiyoshidai and often visited school excursions, so I was deeply moved by the pictures of the nostalgic scenery.
    Currently I am enjoying driving with the ND Roadster, but someday I always read the blog thinking that Boxster will be ...
    I'm looking forward to the continuation of the touring record!

    • MinaMina

      Mar
      Thank you for your comment!
      And thank you so much for visiting our blog!

      The area around Akiyoshidai is local!
      I'm very envious of being raised in a place where you can always see such a magnificent view.

      ND Roadster, I also drove once,
      It's a very good car, well made, and I still sometimes talk to my husband, "That roadster was good!"

      Touring notes, I think it will continue for a while,
      I would be happy if you could get along with me!
      Continue to thank you.

  4. Pole

    Hello.

    I always enjoy reading it.

    Touring alone is good, isn't it?
    Stay alone at the hotel, eat at your favorite time and as you like,
    It's nice to be able to act freely without worrying about anyone.
    (Of course, couple trips, family trips, and group trips are also fun)

    I also love to open the hood and run.
    Winding in the mountains, winding along the sea (road from Kinosaki to Kasumi, etc.),
    It's really fun, isn't it?

    Reading a blog like this on a rainy day
    It is interesting as a simulated experience.

    I am looking forward to it.

    • MinaMina

      Paul
      Thank you for always seeing the blog!
      It seems that going touring alone is a vital force for my husband's work tomorrow.
      As you said, family trips are good, but it's nice to be able to move freely and freely by yourself!

      It's been raining lately,
      If it's sunny and the climate is getting better and the situation is calm,
      I read my husband's article and thought that I would like to go touring a little far (laugh)