The water actually comes up much farther than this at the peak of high tide.
We were lucky enough to find a gentleman who offered to take a family shot of us in front of the gate. In the first couple shots we had an extra family member. Silly deer.
|Stone torii on the way to the Otorii|
There were little statues everywhere! Hiding under bushes, in bushes, behind bushes. Everywhere! I have a million pictures, but these are my favorites.
|7 lucky gods|
At this point in the day everyone was starving. So, we decided to make our way over to where all the food was. Well, turns out, on this little island everything costs at least three times what it should cost. I just couldn't see myself spending $30 on a small plate of curry. So, we decided we would just jump on the ferry and make our way across to find something a little more reasonable. The kids did have some meat on a stick and some fried chicken to tide them over until we made it back to the mainland. Well, those cute deer turned crazy at the sight of food! Garytt and Kris had to body block those ferocious beasts while Mackenzie and Morgan inhaled their food! I don't believe I've ever seen Mackenzie eat so fast in her life! We did get a little side tracked when we saw the little maple leaf shaped cakes. OF COURSE we HAD to buy some of those! A couple with cheese filling, a couple with chocolate filling, one with red bean filling and one maple filling. So yummy! I also couldn't leave the island without having what this area is famous for...oysters! They were unbelievably delicious! Like butta! Perhaps that has something to do with the fact that they were just pulled out of the ocean!
Maple leaves on the sidewalks. Also, a shot of the oyster traps we saw on the way back across.
To end this long post....a few pictures that Boy thought were interesting on the way home. He begged for one of the phones so he could take "awesome pictures" on our trip to Iwakuni. Sure, why not?!