Camping with Anthony, Day 6: Amanohashidate
Little Boys Run It's just something they do -- Kotobikihama, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR @ 135 mm — 1/640 sec, f/5.6, ISO 125 — map & image datanearby photos
Little Boys Run
It's just something they do

Continuing with my series about my five-day camping trip with Anthony, I pick up the story after the rain and wind (and eventual hotel) of Day 5...

Day 6 was glorious, both in terms of weather and mood (a warm futon and a hot bath have a way of helping the latter). After a lazy morning, we caravaned back toward Kyoto, stopping after about an hour at Amanohashidate (天橋立), a thin, 3.3km long natural land bridge pinching off several square miles of a bay in northern Kyoto Prefecture, off the Sea of Japan. It reminds me vaguely of San Diego's silver strand.

The land bridge is covered with pine trees and beach, with the thicker parts – at about 200 feet wide – offering grassy picnic areas...

Kotobikihama, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR @ 200 mm — 1/320 sec, f/5.6, ISO 125 — map & image datanearby photos

Beach covers the edges on both sides pretty much the whole way...

Kotobikihama, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR @ 200 mm — 1/1000 sec, f/5.6, ISO 125 — map & image datanearby photos

A channel has been created at the southern end of the “land bridge” to allow boats into the pinched off area. We didn't realize it on the way in, but on the way out we saw that the man-made bridge over the channel rotates about its center, to allow larger boats through...

Spinning Bridge -- Kotobikihama, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR @ 18 mm — 1/250 sec, f/6.3, ISO 125 — map & image datanearby photos
Spinning Bridge
Small Boats Need Not Wait as the bridge rotates back into position -- Kotobikihama, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR @ 18 mm — 1/200 sec, f/7.1, ISO 125 — map & image datanearby photos
Small Boats Need Not Wait
as the bridge rotates back into position
Not Your Everyday View well, unless you live near this bridge -- Kotobikihama, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR @ 105 mm — 1/320 sec, f/7.1, ISO 125 — map & image datanearby photos
Not Your Everyday View
well, unless you live near this bridge

After lunch and some play, we returned home to Kyoto.


All 2 comments so far, oldest first...

“Little Boys Run” is a great photo of a beautiful kid. It does capture the quintessential little boy. Except, he just seems so unnaturally clean! But then again, I’m using *my* son as a point of reference.

We’d had a nice bath that morning at the ryoukan, and this was his first chance to get out since, so despite not being wet, he was still the kind of “fresh from the bath” clean that normally lasts only a short time. —Jeffy

— comment by Marcina on June 9th, 2008 at 7:18am JST (9 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

We visited there a few years ago. Why no picture of family bending over and looking backwards through their legs? Too cliche? 🙂

Great photos.

— comment by Case Larsen on June 18th, 2008 at 9:45pm JST (9 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink
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