Some local cuisine in Nagasaki

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Above are two sweets that were my “lunch”

I wanted to eat a real dish and we found this restaurant:
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Unfortunately, it didn’t open until evening. We ended up giving up finding a local restaurant and went to the airport. Here’s what I had:

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First real snow on Mt. Fuji

This is a picture from the 4th floor of the building my office is in.
I don’t expect it to last through the weekend.

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Some new dive gear

Here is my new dive computer and a SMB – surface marker buoy.

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Boats! Big ‘uns and little ‘uns

Shimizu is a small harbor but there can be a lot of boat traffic…

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Above is a picture of the Bosei Maru, Tokai University’s research vessel. I was a little surprised to see it because I have never seen it at sea.

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An even rarer sighting is the cruise ship above – Asuka II which stops in Shizuoka once or twice a year. It is quite famous here in Japan because of the round-the-world cruises it makes.

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Although it is a little hard to see, there is a ferry boat in front of the cruise ship. Surprisingly, the ferry is one of the biggest passenger ships in the area.

Local diving hole

Here is a snapshot of the harbour here in Miho. As you can see, it’s pretty protected here.
Of course, there is Mt. Fuji in the distance.

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Day before the storm

The day before Typhoon 10

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Peaceful morning

A calm morning around 6 am…

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Yoshida

A quiet morning at Yoshida. Was in the water for nearly 3 hours – actually started to feel a bit cold

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Did I mention that it was also foggy? When I arrived, two people were in action. One surfer and one fisherman.

Today at Omaezaki

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Interesting dish

Recently I went to a local fast food noodles shop and ordered this “healthy” dish which has one’s day of vegetables

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It’s hard to tell which vegetables are actually in this dish, but they are: lettuce, carrots, white radish, pumpkin (deep-fried), and okra.