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... Chiringashima Island while riding along the sea wall. We had visited the same park next to Chiringashima Island a few days earlier when Hiroko-san, Miki-san and Matsumoto-san picked us up from the train station. We hadn't tried to walk all the way across the sand bridge on that occasion but had both agreed if we came here again we'd like to do that. As it turns out, the sand bridge to Chiringashima Island is only accessible at low tide. When the tide comes in you have to do ...
... accident. At that time, he needed help to walk around and kept saying, "Abdominales" as a crutch word even as he spoke Japanese. He had a little difficulty communicating but we did have conversations, in between his crutch word for "crunches". I do remember even back in Mexico, he wanted all the gymnasts to do a lot of crunches. It is so fascinating how the mind works....
During that visit in 2012, I was able to get to know Hiroko-san ...
... ready pretty quickly to check things out. After about a 5 minute train ride and a 40 minute hike we arrived at Iso Swim Beach. There was almost no wind on the beach but a wind line was approaching and it looked like it might be possible in a few minutes to kiteboard. The sea here is impressive and in the middle of Kagoshima bay is a giant smoking active volcano! Yeah, no kidding, this thing is discharging ash probably as I type! We caught a few pretty good pictures of the bay and ...
... t understand whether he meant to keep the towel on in the water or simply shield ourselves when getting in. Being body conscious Brits we went with the former and luckily we were the only ones there. However, there were plenty of boats in the nearby sea! - Ferry back to Kogashima and a trip to the Aquarium. WE ATE: - ekibento on the train - ramen noodles WE LOVED: - Witnessing the volcano erupt as we were about to get the ferry there - cue a very nervous ...
... shovels to bury us alive under a bamboo gazebo!
Well, not quite. They wrapped towels around our heads so they wouldn't get sandy, then buried us up to our necks in the warm, volcanic steam-heated sand. They advise staying for 10 minutes, but everyone else there stayed for longer so we spent a very relaxing 20 minutes under the warm sand, in the shade, listening to the waves and the eagles flying around.
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