As much fun as Japan was, and it certainly was an absolutely amazing country, there is nothing quite like seeing MV Explorer. This was especially true in Kobe as we had left her in Yokohama and so there was a certain amount of anticipation as we wondered through the streets of Kobe in search of Explorer. When we could her beautiful blue hull through a chain-link fence … well, we knew we were home. As they say, there is nothing quite like home. After five days of backpacking through Japan, it was very nice to be home, unpack and relax.
Later tonight we will head to China where another andventure will begin, but first we have two class days (sea days)