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... could keep us awake.
We went back to the hotel by about 9pm and had a nice long shower and soak in the bath. It took a while to figure out how to fill the bath up as there are no taps or spout. Everything is run by a control panel. It would only fill the tub a bit at a time. Not sure what I was doing there but had to keep going back to press a button. In the end, it did know when to shut down. Even the bath is computerised. What ...
... throw it out at home. This would be a challenge in our case, so we just took it back to the ship.
But I digress. In these cities, we visited street markets full of the freshest and most diverse seafood imaginable, much of it alive and ready for consumption. Some of it, not recognizable. Bonnie drooled whilst I, most definitely, did not. Anyone for a 7 pound (!) crab? It was the size of a poodle. See picture.
... of the spectacular views especially at night time. We know that the ship has night tours arranged to bring people up the mountain so heading there early is not a bad idea. It's been a beautiful sunny day but when the sun goes down it will get cool up there, lucky I bought a scarf with me today. I must mention here that all our plans come with disclaimers that they are subject to change without notice. Usually what we set out to do in the ...
... the express train to Hakodate which connects the two islands through the Seikan tunnel. This is to date the longest railway tunnel and you are 140 m under the sealevel
Hakodate on Hokkaido was one of the first cities to be open to foreigners during the turn of century and has an old town just below mount Hakodate. There are a number ...
The train from Kanita to Hakodate takes you under the Tsugaru Strait ( the bit of water between the island of Honshu and the island of Hokkaido)
So for all you people with a statistical bent:
the tunnel is 53.85 km long. It is underground on the Honsu side for 13.55 km, then under the strait for 23.3 km, then underground on the Hokkaido side for 17km.
At the deepest point it is 240 meters deep ( the sea is 140 meters deep and ...