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江ノ島 - Enoshima

As it is in the middle of the rainy season here, yesterday the sun was shining and it was a comfortable 27 degrees in the air, so me and Natsu decided to go to Enoshima. Enoshima is a small island just off the coast of Kanagawa-ken. It’s very close to Kamakura, but doesn’t suffer the same crowds. That’s not to say there weren’t any people there, there are people everywhere in Japan and it’s impossible to escape that fact. Nevertheless, Enoshima is a nice place to retreat the madness of Japanese cities (particularly Tokyo). It has a feeling of countryside to it, despite being just an hour away by train from where I live. Some photos are available.

This was also an excellent opportunity for me to try out my new toy. I bought an GPS logger about a week ago. What it does is that it logs the position every x (according to the settings) seconds by GPS sattelites. Later, I can download this data to my computer and correlate the times with my digital photos to geotag them, or visualise a route onto a map so I can see where I have been. For example, this is how we got around Enoshima:

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Of course, the data is dependent on the signal strength for accuracy and as you can see it’s not always very accurate, but it’s good enough to get a general picture. Especially if you are staying in the same place for a while there seem to be some discrepancies, and it might also be true when being around tall buildings, but that’s just my initial observation. I geotagged the photos in my computer too, but apparently my software doesn’t support this when uploading to Flickr, so if you look at my map on Flickr, they won’t show up. I’ll have to put in a request for that feature in Digikam.

On this hill, at Lovers’ Bell, with a view out over the never ending Pacific Ocean, people come from all over to seal their love with a lock in the fence. There are literally thousands of them. Some of them are so old that they’ve fallen down and that’s a little bit depressing.

The Japanese claim to love nature and live in harmony with it. I highly doubt that. Here’s a bridge to a cave, so that they don’t have to walk on the actual nature. Looks so funny, but I suppose it is so that they can reach the cave even during high tide.

One Response to “江ノ島 - Enoshima”

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    Kul att sekorten! Du är som vanligt duktig på att fota.
    Härligt att du fick tid att göra utflyckten med Natsu och inte bara jobbat på labbet!
    Hälsa henne att det var ett bra kort på henne.
    ha det bra,

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