Spring is here and that's the time for birds to make a migrating move.
We decided to observe some of it...
Tsunoshima in Yamaguchi prefecture is a perfect island to do so.
...it used to be as there is a convenient bridge connection with the mainland.
An early 0200 start from Fukuoka and 3 hours later we were ready to explore:
Marijke with her Nikon and Yap with his Asics
The early birdwatcher catches the sunrise.
This picture was taken almost at the most NE tip of the island...
In the distant you can see the most SW point.
Beside the long bridge, this is Tsunoshima's other trade mark: The Light House.
An All made out of Brick construction.
We have sailed past this island twice: once with with Alishan and once with Fu Kyo and appreciate the building and guiding light.
Island Life is still here.
Drying seaweed...between the unions.
The sun had almost done his job for the day, so we decided to return to Alishan and the Cats.
But the drive home wasn't non-stop...as you can guess we couldn't resist the pull for a good soak at one of the many hots-prings in Yamaguchi prefecture...
A fully enjoyed day indeed.
Pictures of birds of course can be found at Marijke's, click HERE