Hi, how is everyone?
I have a bit of free time today at the shop so I had a look through some recent/old photos, and realised that I haven`t yet uploaded the Shimonoseki photos.
It`s weird how quickly time seems to be passing by recently, which is probably not a bad thing this year as the corona virus has put a bit of a black cloud over things. On the other hand we opened our new shop, a hair salon/English cafe which has been exciting.
Anyway, during last winter we took a 2 day trip to the Shimonoseki/Mojiko area. This area is probably most famous for the Kanmon Strait which is the narrow body of water which separates the island of Honshu and Kyushu. Not just any waterway, but the only waterway that gives access into the Japanese inland sea (Setonaikai)and direct access to the trade routes to some major cities.
Here is a screen shot of the Kanmon Straits today.
There are many things to do and everything is in a compact space, so there`s not a lot of travelling to do. We did everything by car as we had Kio with us and he was only 4 months old at the time. But I would like to go again and do it by bicycle. I think it would be great.
Enjoy the photos and I will comment on those to give some background info. If any readers are interested further, please contact me.
Shimonoseki is famous for `fugu`, the poisonous blowfish. Give it a try, I did and it was very tasty and I am still living.. hehehe
Words and photos by Stuart