We sailed this morning past interesting looking islands, under the world’s longest suspension bridge and arrived in Tomanoura by late morning. 

This small, old fishing village is most noticeable as the harbor town on which the anime film  Ponyo was based,  According to Wiki (among other places) if you look closely as you wander through town, you can find indications of the little fish girl. 

Me? I was just delighted to ride the tender in and wander streets before walking along the sea wall and a bit up and down hill. I saw but skipped entering anything that looked like a temple, instead enjoying the view of various fishing/sailing vessels, the island directly across,  and the old light house. 

my personal bit of smile came from outside a small tea shop –

After a few hours, I wandered back to the tender meeting point. There were only two of us on the trip back to the ship. But I actually got off the tender (unlike some ports where I will ride the tender in and back simply to get a picture of the cruise ship at anchor.

The ship sailed back out headed for a sea day around 1900.


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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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