This is the announcement of our train journey, and the train. When it arrived at the station an army of cleaners got on and, not only cleaned the train and reversed the seats so everyone was facing forward, but when they got off they all bowed to the passengers! The train left on time and, guess what, arrived on time too. We arrived in Perth 7 weeks ago to 40 degrees, we arrived in Hachinohe today to 5 degrees and snow!! Letter waiting for us at reception from Kiyoshi whom we are having lunch with tomorrow, Wednesday.