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Friday, September 30, 2011

Kamaishi

It's the last day of September already.  It's hard to believe that the month is already over.  It was a busy one, that's for certain.  Well, I promised pictures of Kamaishi and here they are.





Can you believe this huge ship, just sitting on dry land.  It will cost millions and millions of dollars to move it back to the sea, so no decision has been made yet as to the future of this beautiful ship.






Kamaishi seemed to be even worse than Ishinomaki to my untrained eyes, but then we didn't travel throughout the whole of either town.  I'm almost completely wordless when trying to describe the devasation and it's not just these two towns.  This kind of scene repeats itself along the entire eastern coast of this area.  Add to this the nuclear disaster and it becomes almost unfathomable.  So many people are homeless, jobless, almost to the point of giving up hope.  Please don't forget them.

I'm so grateful to each and every one of you that has contributed to them in whatever way that was.  Next week I'll post some happier pictures with some of the lovely people in Alex's town who made me feel so welcome.  As always, thanks for reading.

Blessings,

Betsy

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