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Jun 4, 2014 - cranes & fish

This leg of the cruise we are working our way around Hokkaido, the northernmost of the main Japanese islands. As we have sailed steadily north, the temperature has fallen over twenty degrees and the fog horn sounded almost continuously. However, when we arrived in Kushiro, the sun shone and the sky was bright blue. A few miles inland from the sea, the temperature rebounded comfortably. Although Hokkaido only has 4% of Japan’s population, it has 17% of its arable land. Unlike the rest of the country where rice fields predominate, wheat is...

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