Sunday, November 30, 2008

day 334 - Irozaki

The next morning the wind has dropped marginally and the planned boat trip from Shiroda to Irozaki goes ahead. The clunky old diesel-driven imitation Chinese junk looks seaworthy enough and we head south.

In the bays it's quite calm...

... but the open sea is rough. Amazingly, on nearly every outcrop there's a crazy rock fisherman with a death-wish. (You may have to double-click this one to see him.)

A generous passenger takes an extreme close-up of the happy couple.

There are inlets everywhere, and Irozaki Harbour's a complete contrast to the wind and waves just a few hundred metres away.

Lyn's didactic digit points out some of the local produce - edible shellfish (whelks?) and seaweed.

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