Why have we posted
so many sea photos
this week? It's because we took a trip to Miyako, on the Pacific coast of Iwate. Matthew had a model railroad event there, so we took the opportunity to explore part of Iwate we hadn't visited and enjoy some fresh seafood.
Miyako is most famous for its spectacular rock formations, especially those at Jodogahama.
There's a protected rocky beach at Jodogahama, where old women spread out konbu
seaweed to dry.
We were there pretty early in the morning, which turned out to be a good thing. We got to see the nearly empty beach, but less than an hour later it was overrun with tourists.
Of course, no visit to the sea is complete without fresh seafood. We stayed at a minshuku
(a kind of traditional "bed and dinner and breakfast" lodge) owned by a fisherman. Naturally, the morning's catch was the evening's dinner.