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Travel Blogs from Onjuku-machi
... is one of enthusiasm and pride as everyone gathers together. I asked one older local man how long he'd been involved, and he said that he had lived all his 70 years in the area and had been a part of the festival for as long as he could remember. Particularly for the older generations it's the highlight of the local calendar and an incredibly social event.
After watching the shrine bob past around lunchtime after their first lap, I was ...
The waves at Shirasato are great, and the undertow is strong. I'm not a strong swimmer, so I didn't dare venture out too deep, but with my inner tube, it was great fun to try to catch the waves. A few times, I managed to ride them nearly back to shore! Other times, I'd just get flipped over and with the strong current against me, found myself floundering in a couple of inches of water, unable to get to my feet again. Fun times ...
... impatiently waited for our cell phone’s Internet pages to load with more information.
My friends and I gathered candles, flashlights, and headlamps, and went outside to figure out whatever new information we could. It was at this point when a definite panic began to set in. Cars were bumper to bumper evacuating the city. There was a stream of red brake lights in an otherwise pitch black night. No oncoming yellow headlights ...
... knees. The school nurse got a real kick out of bandaging up my scraped knee last week. I also really appreciate eating school lunch with the kids.
I’ve really grown to appreciate my interactions with the students outside of the classroom, as they seem much more willing to speak English anywhere but the classroom. This is definitely the case with my students during lunch. Although, if portion sizes weren’t enough of an issue in ...
... setting up, launching, landing the equipment, as well as learning new skills. But on the other hand, when your half a mile of the beach, it’s just you, the waves and the wind, and nothing else really matters. Of course this community also knows how to hang out and BBQ after a long day at the beach as well. It's also nice that when the winds conditions are poor, everyone still gets together and either surfs or ...
- Free parking
- Pets allowed