On the island, we take many many pictures of the shrine: Stan and I snack on grilled octopus tentacles, served on a stick:
Sigrid is is fascinated by visitors wearing Kimonos and a wedding party in traditional garb we find underway at the temple. This becomes her photographic focus:
Lunch in a restaurant in a village on the island. Sitting traditional Japanese style, we enjoy grilled oysters from the beds just off the island in the Ohnoseto Strait. All washed down with Asahi beer in a frosty cold mug : After lunch, the girls encourage Stan and I to climb Mt. Misen, which we will leave as the subject of the next post (falling a bit behind now). There is a little more on the topic of said climb found at the link here. Of particular relevance is this line - "...just make sure you give yourself enough time to catch the ferry back to mainland." To which we would also add - "...and to catch the last bullet train to Kobe."