A motorboat in the peninsula between Henza and Hamiga. Before a bridge was built that connected the Hamiga to the main island, the tide would roll out so far that people could walk between islands during lowtide, a phenomenon that still occurs to this day!
The students tested out how easy and how long this would take on the peninsula, and the water, even at the highest point of the low tide, is only hip-deep. However, the seabed is covered in sea slugs and other such creatures that live in coral, which requires strong, callused feet to step on!
(Label by Nirupama Chandrasekhar, Cowell ‘20)
Charles Eugene Gail, “Katsuren Peninsula III,” The Gail Project, accessed July 12, 2020, https://gailproject.ucsc.edu/items/show/62.