Monday, July 27, 2009

Zamami From the Water

[Homestay families: scroll down for more pictures of Zamami, Aka, and Geruma.]

[from Agenashiku island]

Zamami is surrounded on the east, north, and west sides by tall hills (the tallest at 436'). This means reasonable climbs to get up and over the ridge to Asa, the smaller community to the north, or to the observatories out the rear of the village. This also means the village has reasonable protection from all storms that don't come from the south. Unfortunately all typhoons come from the south. And fortunately, since I don't have air-conditioning but I do have a waterfront apartment, the summer winds also come from the south.

[yesterday's 'above' views are better, aren't they?]

[this is the Queen Zamami 3, the high-speed passenger ferry]

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