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We were about an hour late coming in to port this morning. The captain said it was a combination of some rough seas slowing us down along with an hour delay for the medical evacuation last night and another hour delay in leaving our original port in Yokohama due to another medical emergency. He said that they were able to make up most of the time, but not all of it. Because of the delay we actually had time to watch the shoreline as we came into Nagasaki. ...
... devastated the city and brought the end of World War II.
I heard my grandfather visited Nagasaki to help with the rebuilding as he was in the NZ navy during the war. He never really spoke much about it specifically, except to say it was flattened. Walking around the area the bomb hit and reading about its impact was something I felt to be important, but no amount of reading about it, or hearing stories will ever prepare you for seeing it ...
... think the town of Beppu will be next. Beppu is the Onsen (hot springs) hot spot of Japan. I do have to say that having internet through a pocket wi-fi device makes a big difference in foreign travel. We are able to book our hotels and get information very easily. We are also using it to translate when needed and get us to locations. Google maps and directions is just awesome! Here are some pictures For more info please google ...
Such a highlight for us today to come to Japan, long awaited.
On a very calm morning we came quietly into Nagasaki, past the huge shipyards
of Mitsubishi, with many ships in progress, huge Cruise Liners, and very
imposing Gas Tankers, and much more. A very sheltered harbour and our berth
right in the city, park land surrounds.
We both had tours today, we were looking forward to ,Sam to
the Shipyard, and me to ...
Day 124 Today we got a train early in the morning to Kumamoto and then a bus to the ferry. We were off to Nagasaki, another city where the atom bomb was used in WWII. The ferry wasn't like the other one we went on, with more normal seating. We arrived at Shimabura Peninsula which is a bit outside of Nagasaki and meant to have lots to see. We grabbed some lunch and then went to an area with some old samurai houses. The majority of the old city was part of the castle and this area was for ...