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Finally the last of the gardens. I really enjoyed the show that nature put on.
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Now I set off to walk to the shuttle bus. Some lovely trees in the back streets.
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I think this has tno be my car park photo of the year. how often do you see stacked police cars?
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Crossed a main street on my way to the shuttle bus. Saw 3 different tram types.
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Near the shuttle bus stop I came across another couple from the ship. He was in bad shape with back spasms. they were unsure where the shuttle stop was. They had been helped by 4 young fans of the local soccer team who had gone out of their way to help them. They didn't think I was rightv wh I recognised so I signalled to them to comeen I said I knew where it was. So I got them to sit at the corner whilst I went to see if there was the shuttle stop. I hadn't gone far when I saw a sign -Shuttle Bus stop and a couple of crew so I signalled to them to follow me. Just as well I was a good Samaritan as they turned out to have the suite across the hall from us.

A couple of shots from the shuttle on the way back to the ship.
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Back in time to have lunch with Mrsdrron in Atlantide. I had a vegetable soup and fish and chips with mushy peas. Nice.
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Mrsdrron had the marsala chicken and the Japanese cheese cake. She liked both.
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Indeed they were giving us a send off. Unfortunately sail away was at 5.30pm and I had my golf. about 20 players so I had a bit of time to pop up to 5,watch and listen then back to the golf.
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Leaving a Japanese port is unlike any other. Some wonderful send offs.
 
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Then back to Atlantide for dinner.
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I started with the foie gras terrine. Not the best. The Prime Rib though was excellent.
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Mrsdrron had the beef tartare again and the lobster tail which she felt was better tonight.
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She is also expanding her wine selections and not just sticking to the Sauvignon blanc.
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And I had a reasonable wine from the South Australia.
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I caught the 1130 shuttle into town hoping to have a lunch and go to 2 cherry blossom parks - The ruins of Fukuoka castle and Nishi Park if the weather allowed.
Along with the cherry blossoms tulips were everywhere in street plantings.
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The shuttle dropped you at the Town Hall. A nice park across the road with a few cherry trees.
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I now walked down the main street towards the castle. the rain was intermittent and light.
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At every traffic lights a tune played when the pedestrian lights went green. At the main intersection that meant a long excerpt of "Coming Through the Rye". Loved it.
 
I was getting hungry and came across an upmarket Convenience store with some nice looking take out meals. The sushi looked nice.
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They have a small eat in area.
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Which says if eat in is busy please get up and leave when you finish eating.
Back to the walk and I reach the castle ruins.
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