Monday, August 1, 2011

Beach, Bio Park and A Birthday Girl, Part 1...

  This week is an exciting week in the Fields household!! Today we went to a beautiful beach, called Shirahama beach, about an hour from our house with a new friend Mrs. S and her two children Ms. E and Mr. G. The ride there was just incredible!! We drove up a mountain side and could see the harbor and it was one of the most beautiful views I've ever seen!  I can't even describe how beautiful it was. Hannah took a few pictures out of the window of the moving car, but a picture just doesn't do it justice.

     We also saw some beautiful houses along the way and then really enjoyed playing at the beach. The water was very calm, more lake like than ocean and the water was crystal clear.  We swam and searched for shells for a while and then the girls made friends for some japanese boys, who wanted to use our sand toys to build a sand castle and also wanted to talk to them, I'm guessing to practice their english.

The view as we were walking down towards the beach.

This boat was dragging a net behind it, catching all of the small jellyfish that got through the outer netting. You can see the bouys behind the boat, that hold the nets.

The Japanese kids who wanted to talk with our kids. They were laughing and burying each other in the sand.

The girls had a blast collecting shells and looking at the crabs and snails during low tide.

A view from the rocks and tide pools during low tide back over to the beach.

Every now and then someone would get on the loud speaker and say some things in Japanese.  Mrs.S and I were laughing about the fact that we would have no idea if they were telling us there was an emergency, so we concluded that unless the Japanese beach goers all packed up their belongings and started running up the hill, we were in no danger!

 Tomorrow lies another great adventure to the Bio Park in Nagasaki, where monkeys can sit on your shoulder, you can feed hippos and pet capybaras!!  It's also my sweet Elliot's 6th birthday! Look for  Beaches, Bio Park and Birthdays part two, coming tomorrow, with new and exciting pictures of our days adventures!!

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