Thursday, October 17, 2019

A Walk Along The Japan Sea Coast part 5 Asari Beach


The second leg of my walk exploring the beaches and coves of the Japan Sea coast began at Asari, with its white sand beach. Actually, access to the beach is not easy at the dunes behind the beach are covered in factories and other industrial sites.


Most of these factories are extracting the sand, some for use in construction, but one of the factories is processing the sand to make moulds for casting car engine blocks. I once helped an employee who had to give a presentation at a conference in the US and I learned more about the science of sand than I really wanted to know.


The most notable feature of the beach is the wind generators, which also stretch to the next beach and are also located on the hills behind Gotsu. Interestingly the generators are Danish and the steel towers are Korean.


A typhoon had passed by the day before and so it was quite windy and wild with lots of waves. On a still, sunny day the sea is usually turquoise. At the far eastern end of the beach it is actually a park, but there ais absolutely no infrastructure or facilities...... the park being just a kind of classification.


4 comments:

  1. Hello Jake. Did you wonder whether sea level rise will eventually require the move to higher ground of those wind turbines?

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    1. when the seas have risen 2 meters most japanese cities will be in serious trouble as most of them are on reclaimed land :)

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  2. I noticed that I had expected Japan to have more esthetical costs and beaches...

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    1. when the sun is shining its is much prettier :)

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