So Tetsuya has been working everyday for the past 3 weeks. Because it’s summer vacation, his tutoring school has been full time. Well this week was Obon, which is a national holiday so he got 4 whole days off! We had the great intention to enjoy them.
So we collaborated with his Coworker- Mr. Ushibara, who is an expert cyclist. He is die hard. He cycles everywhere! He even goes to the next town over which is like 30-40 km away, just for funsies.
So Mr. U thought it would be great to go to a really nice beach up north- except that its almost 30 miles away. Miles, not Kilometers
I asked for a closer route. We choose a beach which was about 9 miles away, more to my liking.
For the past 2 weeks Tetsuya and I have been training, running short distances and riding bikes for about 8 miles. Not much, but then also we don’t want to be tired later.
The morning of, I made us a huge carbo breakfast- French Toast, compliments of Tetsuya’s mom who sent him a giant care package with two whole loaves of bread!
Then we were off, we met Mr. U at a Convenience store about 2 miles away and he took us down a mountainous road.
There we discovered that there is a beach only 3 miles away from us! As soon as it gets sunny again we are going to visit there.
Unfortunately the water here gets really cold as it is fed from frigid Arctic waters, but we can manage. Also there might be jellyfish. We will find out!
The ride was an up and down route, but not too steep. We ended up walking for at least a mile. Went through small community that literally had been wiped off the map by the tsunami. It was very sobering.
We made it to Otsuchi- which is where we went to the beach a few weeks earlier, but instead of sand we went to a shrine!
A shrine in the middle of the bay!
Connected by a giant concrete bridge, it is very picturesque.
It is also a popular site.
Sadly, the shrine its self is in disarray.
Until then its very surreal, and the clear blue ocean reminded me of Dominica.
Afterwards we made the insane decision to walk up a mountain.
I think there was supposed to be a shrine somewhere around there but I don’t think we walked far enough. ASIF
So we walked
and we walked
and we walked
finally as I was about to be like screw it, I’m peacing out we see another something that appears to be flat.
WE made it! It’s like a woodland park, with picnic tables and viewpoints.
Then headed back home!
So ended our adventure.