Finding shelter from 20knot winds

November 23, 2006

The wind was really blowing today. 10m/s the forecast said (thats about 20knotts to you and me). But the great thing about Matsushima is you can always find shelter.

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The view from the normally lake-like Matsushima bay with frequent whitecaps in the middle distance. Although it doesn’t look bad in this picture, there was no way I was putting into this wind.

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Fortunetaly just 1km round the headland was this bay – totally protected from the wind and very inviting.

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…with some nice architecture…

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as you can see from my deck I took my new hand- line (home made) for fishing, a net and an anchor. I didn’t fish much though as the best spots were in the wind and I was staying close to shore to avoid that.
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beautiful sunny weather

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And because of the rounded bay shape even some clapotis – these were off 6 inch waves, I would love to see what happens when the big stuff rolls around this cove.

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exciting…

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cave!

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a deep one too

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maybe 50m?

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Maybe a lot more, still can’t see the end but the narrowing cave suddenly gives me the willies and I back track out again. (shame about the plastic bottles huh?)

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It is very unlike Scotland though; 14 degrees, out of the wind, on November 23rd.

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my lunch destination

parked

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One Response to “Finding shelter from 20knot winds”

  1. John Paul Says:

    Interesting blog. Where are you in Japan? I’m just opening a sea Kayak and surfing/ adventure holiday business in Miyazaki.


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