Thursday, 2 September 2010

Zushi Beach

Out of all of the beaches I've been to, Zushi is definitely my favourite.

Zushi is located in the Kanagawa prefecture. From Tokyo you'd be looking at about hour, to an hour and a half on the Keikyu, or JR lines. I've been to Shonan and Enoshima not too far away from here, but to me Zushi looks cleaner and more beautiful with it's nicely curved cove-like shape. I regret not coming here when I lived a whole lot closer in Tomioka.

I always intend to go more often in the Summer, but it looks like this will again be a one-off for the year. The temperature was about 35 degrees, and the water was very warm. Once I was in there, I didn't ever want to get out. There weren't any waves though. The few windsurfers that were in the vicinity looked like they were going nowhere. I saw fish jumping out of the water. Maybe it was too hot for them too!

I came prepared with sweet potato, and pizza flavoured chips, two cans of my cheap chu-hi and my guitar. The others were thinking to buy food and drink there. We looked around to find only one AMPM convenience store that didn't sell any alcohol. That's quite unusual when just about every other combini sells it. So, I was the only one drinking. Bringing the guitar was probably more hassle than it was worth, but it was kind of nice banging out some music while looking at the sea.

Being the middle of the week, there weren't too many on the beach. It was sad to see workers pulling down the beach huts that were lined along the sand. I envisioned the awesome evening beach parties I must've missed.

I didn't bring my SLR for fear of sand getting in, so I just took some snaps for a sweeping montage that you can see at the top. It was going to be a panorama, but I couldn't find enough control points to make it all match. Still, I think it looks pretty cool this way, don't you think?