...apparently there are lots of ways of spelling chililie.
Posted By jules to jules' pics at 7/29/2011 08:03:00 PM
Finally the girls were allowed out on the boats! At the end of the last day, a tour round the bay!
You'd think that in such times when so short of staff they'd allow the women onboard to work. What I wonder is whether women went out on fishing boats during WW2...
Some prime minister built a manga museum in Ishinomaki. And erected shiny statues of manga characters all over town. Suppose the tsunami can't have been divine retribution for idol worship, as they apparently survived the tsunami as good as new.
More oyster farming for the lucky boyz, while the women finished removing anchors from the beach. Not sure why the men get all the fun...
More beach combing for the wimmin, while the boyz got to pretend to be oyster farmers out on the boats, followed by some entertainment by all 15 kids from the local school!
Women's work (making beds for baby oysters) in Oshika. Although initially we were annoyed that we got divided on grounds of sex, this day seemed particularly worthwhile - we got to make something useful and talk with local women.
The Peaceboat volunteer camp on the university playing field - Ishinomaki. That's James carrying water - 3 litres a day required for working in temperatures over 30C in the shade.
The street on the previous post might have looked OK, but basically the buildings in this part of Ishinomaki are condemmed, the tsunami having swept through the first floor (ground floor to Brits).
How many volunteers to replace a drain cover? This many!
We dug a lot of sludge too and had to break for 2 hours up a hill for the 10cm tsunami following the magnitude 7 earthquake in the morning, which weirdly, finished off with meeting the British Ambassador (and some politician called Jeremy) on the same hillside.