My journey on the Enoden line continued, leaving Hase and the Great Buddha, and heading for Enoshima. Â Along the way, though, through one of the windows on the train I spotted the ocean, and thought “that looks neat, I want to see the beach!” Â So, I persuaded my buddy John that we should get off at the next station, named “Shichirigahama.”
Turns out that it’s well-known for its surf, and there were a whole lot of surfers taking advantage of the mild November afternoon and evening.
There were also a lot of people just out enjoying the beach, taking in the sun. There’s something about a beach, with the waves crashing on the shore that’s just peaceful and relaxing, makes it easy to get into a contemplative mood, or even to just “veg-out”.
My buddy John also found, um, “other” views as wellâ€¦ Â “So, not so disappointed at stopping here now, are you John?”
Shichirigahama reminded me very much of southern California, especially around the Sunset Beach area I visited a long time ago. Â Sunset Beach was aptly named, and Shichirigahama’s sunset was equally stunning, I kept taking pictures and videos every few minutes, just to try to capture the view. I even got to get a picture of Mount Fuji, but just like in 2007, all I could get was a silhouette shotâ€¦
Here’s one of the videos I took, of the Sun just disappearing behind the mountains beyond Enoshima Island. Â You can see more of the pictures at my portfolio site.