Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Taking a walk

While living in a tiny, dark hotel room, it's pretty important to get out for sunlight, fresh air, exercise, ...and for the cleaning lady to change towels. I went on a walk for just such reasons and thought I'd share some pictures.

Overcast weather without a lot of wind in the 60s is perfect weather for me. Forget bathing suits or blinding sun, I just need a sweatshirt to be comfortable. So on this perfect day, I went for a walk along the seawall that surrounds our base. Here are some pictures from my mini-adventure:

This is the view a little ways from the seawall ladder by our hotel (TLF).

We have a few chemical and paper product factories close by, as well as a crematorium, but I don't know where that is.

I like the rugged mountain view. In real life, the peaks are veiled by clouds. It's very beautiful.

The Friendship Bridge

If this isn't a nice reward for walking, I don't know what is! I love this view!

Here's a little peak of the seawall.

If you fall over the seawall, you'll hit rocks instead of water.

The seawall separates Penny Lake from the sea.

Watching the clouds roll in.
I just wanted to share a quick view of what my funemployed days are like. It's stressful going off base because most Japanese people in Iwakuni speak no English at all. I'm trying to learn quick phrases to make life less awkward and dependant on charades or iPhone translation apps, but until I get a solid foundation, I'm getting to know the base.


  1. Good luck off of the Base.
    Have You tried Rosetta Stone?

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  3. Nice start Heather! Looking forward to experiencing Japan, and many other places, through your eyes.