Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

Looking out to the beauty of the sea from a beach, a rocky outcrop or seat is a fantastic experience. But that sea can inflict devastation and horror.

Suruga Bay, like many parts of Japan’s coasts, are protected from tsunamis by sea walls and gates. This gate at Numazu Port offers protection to low lying port and residential areas behind. The gate is so bit it boasts its own observation tower!



About TonyJ2

I live in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. I started writing stories about my trips to Japan largely to be able to print them out for my Mum to read. Now it has got a bit out of control. After nine trips, 100+ posts and another 200 in rough draft, my irregular postings on Having a Ball in Japan will go on for a few years yet. Having a Ball in Japan is not just a bunch of travel photos, and picks up my interests in the history and culture of Japan, emergency services and disaster management, as well as hours travelling by railways big, small and tiny. Awareness to Action takes the emergency services and disaster management theme deeper into experience and resilience. Effectively Awareness to Action is my professional blog. My partner and I have been lucky enough to do a fair bit of travel both in Australia and overseas. Escaping the Nest chronicles our times in United States, France, The Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and soon to be Ireland. Tony
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6 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

  1. dragonlife says:

    You visited Heda, too!
    Good on you!
    Incredible view of Mount Fuji there!


    • TonyJ2 says:

      Unfortunately there was low cloud all day so no Mt Fuji. I will have to go back there again.


      • dragonlife says:

        Dera Tony!
        I’ll tell you what:
        first my mail: lapin (hyphen) dragon (at mark) vc (dot) tnc (dot) ne (dot) jp
        and my mobile: 09041977698
        If you have the chance to come call me ahead and I’ll try to join you!
        Best regards,
        Robert-Gilles (pronouce robear!)


  2. dragonlife says:

    Thank you so much for visiting Numazu City in our Prefecture!
    Looking forward to more, mate!
    Best regards,


  3. tokyobling says:

    I love that place, but I never saw it from that angle!


    • TonyJ2 says:

      That shot is from a boat I took from Heda to Numazu. Spectacular trip. I don’t know how the operators stay in business – just me and one other passenger.


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