Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Waiting at Kuchinoshima  いい天気を待っている

Heavy showers and gusty winds blew in this morning; taking a look at the windward side of the island, the tidal race is in with 2-3m waves. We will wait one more day here because this wind is about 15 knots and exactly opposite of where we want to go, not to mention interacting with the Kuroshio to make waves. So we have one more day to enjoy this beautiful place!


Kuchinoshima's south-west side had the best coastal cliff scenery seen so far on this trip. 口之島の南西側に素晴らしい絶壁の海岸がある。洞窟やトンネルも数か所。

A turtle came to check us out while snorkeling at the island's northernmost point. It's a great snorkeling spot; you can let the Kuroshio Current convey you more than a kilometer from the beach to the cape along the coral reef; then walk back along the scenic coastline road. 島の最北端のセリイ岬で素潜り途中海亀が寄ってきた。海水浴場から岬まで黒潮にサンゴ礁沿いに流される最高の巣潜りスポットを見つかった。

I guess there's no escaping it: we look like giants next to the local people. 口之島のおばあちゃんと一緒にポーズ。

Walking to the Furii-dake viewpoint with the whole island spread out below. 島の北の方にあるフリイ岳展望台まで歩く。後は島の全体が見える。

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  • Okay! She wins! She is the cutest little person ever! WOW!

    Nice turtle too! Cool!

    By Blogger Kootenay Mom and Dad, at 4:11 pm  

  • hi. I felt like I was in the wizard of Oz, this little ol' lady was so sweet. I never found the yellow brick road but atleast I found a munchkin.
    Along the coast of the island while we were diving I could see over 5 turtles at any given time. incredible.

    By Blogger Leanne and Rik Brezina, at 1:22 pm  

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