Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Monday May 14, 2012 A Day off from Work, But a Sobering Sight
It's Monday and the team leaders are doing supporter relations, logistics, and spending time with their families. So today the Memphis crew and I pile into the van to see more of the big picture of why we're here by visiting Onagawa. Geography lesson: At Ishinomaki, the coastline faces south. East of the river, past Watano Ha is an inlet to a shallow inland sea called nan goku ura with oyster beds. At this point the shoreline turns rugged as the Oshika Peninsula juts southward. But this peninsula is only attached to the main island by a tiny isthmus. On the East side facing the Pacific, the peninsula is notched by a beautiful bay surrounded by steeply rising hills.