Monday, February 27, 2017

Some chimps in swimsuits, some chimps are swinging from a vine

When we first found out about our move to Yokosuka, we started researching as much as we could. One of the first places we read about was Sarushima or Monkey Island. We were a little disappointed that Monkey Island does not actually have any monkeys, but an island named after a mystical monkey that appeared to a lost ship and the only natural island in all of Tokyo Bay is pretty cool too. It's also the historical site for defense of the Japanese mainland and there are several remnants of the base throughout.

So one Saturday in January, we finally got tickets for the ferry and visited it ourselves! We ultimately decided that it will be nicer to visit when the weather is warmer, but it's very pleasant and offers beautiful views of our base and the surrounding area.



There are monkeys here after all!




Blake for scale!

Gun battery




Fishermen



 See you in the summer, Sarushima!


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