We detoured from our planned Kamakura hiking route to see some of the gorgeous waterfront. I don’t see the ocean as often as I did in Florida, so I’ll take any excuse to walk along the beach. We found broken shards of pottery, sea glass, sea biscuits, shells, a dead blowfish, and a river just wide enough to make crossing it an enjoyable challenge. Nice jump, Mum!The next day we tried to visit Enospa, but for no reason it was closed. Later my students told me lots of things close in late November to get ready for the busy New Years travel season. Le sigh. We stopped to get some sand for my sand collection and noticed a plethora of aqua rocks and plum-colored mussel shells. We were crouched down in the sand as that charming chorus that signals the end of the day rang sweetly along the coast and throughout the city, echoing off walls and buildings. The sun sank silently into a horizon shrouded in clouds.