Thursday, January 4, 2024

Haiki Strait


This may look like a wide river, but in fact, it is a strait, a narrow sea channel that connects Omura Bay with Sasebo Bay and the open ocean. There are two straits, and yesterday I crossed the Hario Strait on my walk to here.

Haiki Strait is about 11 kilometers long and with an average width of 125 meters, at one point it narrows to just 10 meters.

With a depth of only 4 meters in places and with some low bridges, ships of any size cannot use the strait, but small fishing boats can.

I visited just after sunrise on day 66 of my first walk around Kyushu. The previous post in the series was my diary for day 65.


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