Sado Island: Boat & Birds
“The weather doesn’t look good, but I can still see the birds flying. Hope it’s a good sign that we can get across safely.”
Sado Island was our main destination. It is located at the north side of Niigata prefecture. We have to take a ferry from Niigata to get to the island.
Niigata is about 6 hours by bus from Tokyo. Sado Island is about 2.5 hours by ferry from Niigata.
Anyway, continue with the story… as the boat was leaving the port, a lot of birds were flying-in looking for food — and human gladly comply.
“Here birdie, birdie… snack?” (Took a video of the feeding process. Click here to view)
One got a bit curious (or hungry?), and move in closer.
Good bird — didn’t bite the hand that feeds them.
Sailing away from the port, the seagulls stopped chasing us.
Not long, weather changed from bad to worse.
A splash of storm, resulting wet deck
Rain and fog — limited view
We were still lucky though.
We went with one of the early morning ferry. That ferry turned out to be the last one for that day.
Typhoon no. 15 hit Japan hard, paralyzing Tokyo and other areas, including this area.
Ferries for the rest of the day were canceled as weather turned from worse to worst.
“I really hope we can safely cross this sea”
Indeed we have, we got crossed safe and sound — and looking forward to the new adventure, regardless of the wet soaking rain.
I will tell you more tomorrow :-)
*Somewhere between Niigata Port and Ryotsu Port (Sado Island), Niigata-ken, Japan