Sunday, December 15, 2013

Kami Kamagari Island


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After crossing the Kamagari Bridge from Shimokamagari Island I had two choices of route to cross Kami kamagari Island, one road hugs the north coast, and one the south. I chose the south as it appeared to be less populated and after crossing the bridge I noticed most traffic taking the north route. The view to the south across small islands towards Shikoku I also expected to be nicer than looking at mainland Hiroshima.

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There were no houses along the road, but there were a couple of big quarries biting huge holes out of the steep slopes.

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Looks to me like they were producing aggregate and there were several small piers extending into the sea which is obviously how the material was transported out.

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Occasionaly a small beach appeared. Supposedly the southern peninsular of the island is home to the best beach in Hiroshima, and one of the top 100 beaches of Japan, but I did not venture to that part of the island.

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High up on the mountainside I could see a large statues of Kannon, but no way was I going to climb up to investigate.

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The road veered away from the coast, avoiding the settlements, and plunged through a new tunnel to emerge at the bridge taking me over to the next island, my destination for the evening.

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