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... the world!!! Hiroko-san was very nervous about how Miki would react. However, when she did, Miki was certainly shocked but she took it very well. Which is a wonderful reminder that sometimes we worry too much about how someone may react to finding out about things and oftentimes - yes, not always - it all works out for the better.
So finally back to this trip. We left Kagoshima and took the train to Yamakawa station where we were going ...
Today started with a train ride south to Kagoshima. This is the location where Erika's biological father lives. After reviewing the wind forecast and looking at the area via google satellite view, I thought we should have gone here yesterday. Well, we got here today.
Our hotel was easy to find, literally across the street from the train station so we got checked in and situated pretty quickly. As we had acquired some information about a beach near our hotel that might be sailable ...
WE DID: - Shinkansen (bullet train) from Fukuoka to Kagoshima. Tram and Ferry from Kagoshima to Sakurajima. - Tour bus around the major parts of the island including an observatory (closest you can go to the volcano) for stunning views. - Local bus to a hotel with a natural hot spring onsen, created by the heat from the volcano. Mixed gender (came with no bathing suits!). Not too sure of the protocol and the manager helpfully said 'use a towel' but we ...
After yesterday's craziness, today had a lot to live up to! Fortunately there was a convenient volcano nearby to investigate...
As we passed the train station on the way to the docks, we encountered the same festival group as yesterday, clearly doing performances around the city for a weekend-long event.
When we arrived at the docks, the festival was much bigger, with many more stalls set up overnight and three ...
... at the face of the volcano and the ash that's everywhere doesn't seem to affect people as they live in it daily, on stopping at a viewpoint and views of lava formed rocks the Aussie chap said wouldn't it be good if it erupted now? Well ten minutes later it did, we had a really good view as again it sent plumes of black ash and smoke high in the air, quite a sight when your close up, how the locals put up with it I don't know? Everything is caked in this ...