Sunday April 8th, 2018
Today was the Volendam’s maiden call to the Port Of Beppu, Japan.
Mariner tradition seeks to mark these auspicious occasions with an important ceremony whereby beautiful plaques are exchanged. There is a passageway on deck 4 where the bulkheads are filled with mementoes from ceremonies held during the past 20 years of this ships life. It will be interesting to see here this one will be displayed.
Since it was such a short visit, we decided to just take the provided shuttle to the train station and walk the several blocks to a city park.
(Andi just brought me my morning coffee – his dedication to service is so typical of the crew that we are blessed to sail with.)
2 thoughts on “Beppu, Japan”
Love all the photos. Hope your knee is better. Hard to rest it and go touring.
This is the start of my 4th week in Hawaii and it had rained heavily almost every day
Enjoy Osaka. Great Palace there.
Thanks Susan, sorry for the “rainy days and Sundays” I just updated the blog and added another picture