The Inland Sea

From Dreaming Spies:

I stretched out on my deck-chair and watched the landscape roll past, studying the scores of small islands and myriad of foreign coastal craft—junks and sampans and barges, fishing boats with high prow and stern, their sails like Hokusai prints.

View from Shikoku

Japan’s inland sea is spectacular, despite being one of the busiest piece of salt water in the world. I was on the island of Shikoku to see gardens and shrines, but not far from the place this picture was taken is a narrow strait between two islands, where the huge outpouring of water tumbles itself into a set of enormous whirlpools.

Fortunately, Russell’s ship gives the Naruto Whirlpools wide berth, on its way to Kobe.

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19 days until Dreaming Spies! Other posts about writing and researching the book can be seen here, or you can read a long excerpt here

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  1. Merrily Taylor on January 29, 2015 at 5:59 am

    Beautiful – this book renews a desire to see Japan one day!

  2. 20000 leagues under the on February 9, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    I really liked this book. got me inspired and motivated. 20000 leagues under the sea book

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