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.
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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