Why is the ocean so blue ?

by Kazu

You may know that northern ocean is  not so blue even if the sky gives its color to the ocean. It's rather dark green reflecting the color of spruce leaves.
But the ocean on the west side of Oshima Peninsula is not so fertile because the short rivers can not provide enough nutrition and minerals.
The fallen leaves can not be dissolved enough in the short journey in the river. Because of that, the seabed of the ocean on the west side of the peninsula can not raise seaweed enough and only calcium compiles on the rocks under the water.


Under the cliff of the island !

by Kazu

Can you imagine the scenery under the water around the island "Kamome-jima". The west side of the island has a seep cliff under the water where many big flatfish exists.  
The seasonal wind from the northwest have carved the place for a long time. It seems that some people made fire on the rock.
 So many anglers visit this area and enjoy fishing every day. Actually a few anglers greeted me on that day to collect information for fishing.


Carved island !

by Kazu

The lower part of the island "Kamome-jima" is barren and made of rocks and sand. With salty winds from northwest do not allow plants to take roots.
 The hard part of the lower area was left but it is still carved with the winds and waves.
You can find so many round tide o\pools on the island. Rocks in the pool carved the hole by going around in the hole.


Fine view from Kamome-jima" !

by Kazu

From the southern wing of the island "Kamome-jima" which means the island of seagull. So many herrings swamped offshore of the town before.
 The shallow area near the beach was colored white with the sperm of herrings every spring until about a hundred years ago.
The comparatively flat area of the island is called "Senjo-jiki" that means so wide space in Japanese. Many tide pools are there on the area.


The island linked to the bigger island !

by Kazu

The island "Kamome-jima"
is connected with the old town of Esashi by this narrow sand beach reinforced with ferro-concrete. The island continued to be carved by the winds and waves.

The hard part of the island is left but the waves and the winds from northwest hit the surface of the island again and again.
As time goes by, this scenery will change but i am wondering this photo will continue to exist in the cyber space for good or not.


Is this a kind of gardening ?

by Kazu

It can be said that the island "Kamomejima" is the only place from where the island Hokkaido can be seen from this higher and closer angle than from the ships offshore.
Walking on the island is so comfortable but in winter, almost nobody goes to the island except for figures like me.
The trail seemed to be well-maintained. From the top of the cliff, the seabed and some artificial crafts could be seen from there. The blue color of the ocean was so beautiful but it is because of lack of nutrition and mineral in the area.


From sea to sea of the island !

 by Kazu

It seemed that the trail on the island had been well-developed after I left the town 25 years ago. I really enjoy my exploring on the island for the first time.
 It was so nice and warm on that day but the wind from the ocean was a
little bit strong.
I had a itchy feet to dive into the sea when I visited the town but this time, I took care of them. Ocean, I love above the water.