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Saturday, July 12, 2008

The Concrete Pier At 99Ri

On of Japans many unfinished concrete projects in the name of "protection from the elements". This long straight stretch of concrete was built a long time ago (the locals said it had always been there!) as a safe haven for ships during the typhoon season. It was never completed and serve mainly as a great place for the local anglers to wet their lines and catch up on the towns gossip. It was iwashi (kind of sardine) season when I went there and I was told that to deep fry was the preferred way so I ate five large ones fried in butter and bread crumbs that night, heavenly! The pier was littered with small dead sand sharks, these are seen as pests around here and are not released back when caught

1 comment:

Jez said...

dogs and demons...
so, d'you get the e-mail?