So at long last I've finally had a chance to roll ashore and visit lovely downtown Yokosuka, Japan.
Here's a view of the port from a nearby Starbucks:
Walking around downtown, the locals don't look especially concerned about radiation exposure or fallout:
These girls are absolutely not worried about exposure:
Since I had a bit of time off, I ended up hanging out with my friend Rich and his family:
As long as I was wandering around, I had to check out the latest and greatest high tech toilet seats:
Rich's son Ricky checked them out too:
There was also a Spring sale going on in the pet store section of "Homes" which is something like a Japanese WalMart:
Excuse me, it was a "Spling Sall."
This is why the pets were all so inexpensive. Like this puppy:
The current exchange rate is 85 yen to one US dollar, so this dog costs $1882.32. He's cute, but damn!
Here's a kitten for $1760 US dollars:
To think there's people in the states who give these things away for free!
Finally,. here's a $5500 bulldog:
Given the ridiculous high prices for cats and dogs, I had to check out the smaller, cuddly animal section:
On the left were pet chipmunks or the like:
In the cage on the right was a pet bat for sale. He was preening himself:
I wasn't quite sure he was male until he paused long enough to look at me:
The longer he looked the longer he got, so I left before he tried to molest me in some way:
At some point while we were out, I also snapped this picture of a plurple heffalump escaping from a nearby building:
So yeah. It's pretty much business as usual here in Yokosuka.
Stay tuned. I've got ten more days here and with the daily aftershocks you never know what's next...