Tuesday, July 20, 2021

A Cloudy Day In Yokosuka

 I looked out the window this morning and I was impressed with the clouds. I like clouds. Time to go for a walk.

Clouds! By the way, I decided to switch my Sigma Sd Quattro camera from color to black & white. 

I thought it would be fun to fool around in black & white. Really shake things up... go crazy!

So far I'm really enjoying this walk. It's pretty hot out today but walking along the coast seems to have a cooling effect.

Entering the Mabori Kaigon seawall.

Very nice.

A fisherman looking for a good fishing spot.

Fishing boat in the foreground, Monkey Island in the background.

I like how the seawall has a little S-turn in it.

Looking back down the seawall.

Another shot of Monkey Island in the distance.

The clouds are starting to get a bit wispy. 

This seawall is a great place for walking, running too for those with the energy for it.

Usually at this point I turn around and go back home but today I've decided to keep going to Kannonzaki lighthouse beach park.

I can see Mt. Fuji today. 

Walking up the hill I get a little bit better look at Mt. Fuji.

A view of Hashirimizu fishing port.

Now that I'm at the top of the hill I can get a really good view of Mt. Fuji.

On the other side of the hill is a small beach with a huge piece of driftwood. It's more like a drift-tree. 

On the other side of the beach I spotted this old VW van in a garage.

It looks like German vehicles are everywhere today. 

I pause to take a close-up picture of some weeds.

Down by the maritime training school.

At last I have Kannonzaki lighthouse in sight. That's the new modern one. There's an older one on the other side of the hill.

This nice promenade makes walking easy.

Rental boats are available. And, the clouds are almost gone.

There are park benches for weary walkers to sit and rest. Nice view too!

While people swim and play at the beach park, less than 1000 meters away huge ships are traveling to and from Tokyo.

Last shot of the day: One more shot of this old platform and then I have to run and catch the bus!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mike

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Another blah day in paradise!

 It's the rainy season here in paradise. It rained for seven days straight and then it stopped. It stopped for one day and I thought "this is it!" I'm going out and take some pictures. 

The Ookagawa river is a good start.

It's been raining for so long she probably didn't notice that it stopped.

A sunflower adding a little color and happiness to what is looking like a pretty blah day. 

Blah, blah, blah... it's hazy and dull out here.

I turn to the flower garden in Yamashita park to brighten things up; nice try but not what I'd hoped for.

This works! Things are looking up!

What goes up, must come down.

These side streets of China Town are usually packed with happy people. It's looking a little deserted today. 

Even the main street of China Town is almost empty.


We will press on! Nothing gets us down!

I thought I'd switch my camera from color to black & white. Maybe that'll hide some of the haziness in the air. 

Ok! lets press on! 😊

Matching tee-shirts.

Matching masks! 

Isezakicho is the place to be, places to go, people too see.

No rain, no sunshine... be prepared is her motto.

Crossing the street in style.

Safety first!

Carry on

Getting close to Hinodecho train station.

Here we come, walking down the street...

…we get the funniest looks from, everyone we meet - hey hey we're the Monkees!
*Sorry, sometimes I get carried away.

Last shot of the day: Getting onboard the train and going home; I hear it'll rain tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mike

Bonus shots!