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Caught the ferry here - about 1 hour, no exactly 1 hour. Nice smooth ride thank goodness.
Saw lots of dolphins on the way that the Japanese passengers went ooh aah about. They were probably thinking " I want to get that one and eat it".
Had 20 ...
... am getting off at the right station. The bus connection at Ominato was good too - just a 5 minute gap between the train arriving and the bus departing but you just know you will make it.
Arrived in Wakinosawa at 2 and walked to the hostel - another Youth Hostel. I asked for directions when I got off the bus and a kindly man gave me directions and then rode his motor scooter alongside me all the way to make sure I ...
... floats - based around history or mythology or current news. They are already making this years ones and you could see them doing one of those too. Puts the Auckland Chinese lantern festival or the Xmas parade in Auckland to shame ( or the gay parade ). Each float is about 5 meters high, 7 meters deep, 9 meters wide and weighs about 4 tonne including its own power generator
So once again a lot of walking with no place to sit down.
... to see. If we had come 3 days later, the beautiful blossoms would be gone. By the end of the day, the blossoms were already starting to fall from the trees like snow. The park is also home to one of the oldest castles in Japan, the 5 story Hirosaki Castle Tower, which was originally built in 1611 but was struck by lightning in 1627. It was later re-built in 1811 by the ninth lord of Tsugaru and still stands today. I know all of this because ...
... my favorite huntin ground because it is where I found my first and most perfect large antique Japanese fishing float. In fact, with the exception of my first visit, I've found floats each trip (3 now). I had high hope today since we've had windy weather the last two days. All the wind gets the water moving and waves are what brings floats to where I can get them (on land).
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