Life in Harbour before Departure

Hi Everyone, This post is by 1plasticDad, on behalf of 1plasticMum as she has been incommunicado since leaving the Port of Tokyo last Sunday morning. Below are some photos and video of her life in port before departing in the wash of Typhoon Mawar. As this is my first...

Delays from Typhoon Mawar

Typhoon Mawar has caused us to be delayed further, so our expected departure date now is Thursday 7th June.  The Typhoon is projected to track in the exact route we will travel.  Having a typhoon chase us was not something that sounds like much fun, so we will leave...

Hello Sea Dragon!

After an extraordinarily long time getting to the marina via Tokyo’s very extensive train system we caught first glimpse of the Sea Dragon.  The realization started to hit everyone then.  No it wasn’t just a hostel holiday in Japan we were really going out...

Something different …

Japan is well know for many things and toilets are certainly one of them.  It is an experience going to the loo here because you really don’t know what to expect.  I am used to warm toilet seats now –  it was a bit freaky at the start but I am sure it is...

The coastal areas

May 30th – we rented an 8 seater van with the intention to travel towards Sendai to see some of the coastal areas that had been completely destroyed.  As we are on the Tsunami Debris leg of the voyage we thought it would be a good opportunity to see the actual...

Volunteering in the Fukushima exclusion zone

We left Tokyo on Monday the 28th of May on the overnight bus to Fukushima.  Being a Japanese bus it was quite comfortable and most of us slept relatively well.  Another bus trip first thing in the morning (followed by a taxi ride) we arrived in Minamisouma at the...