Originally uploaded by Jason In Japan.
Here is Rusty floating in the calm and very warm waters of the Japan Sea, off the coast of Shimane ken.
There are no waves to speak of at this beach, so most of the Japanese bathers had inflatable rafts or inner tubes to lazily float around on.
While I enjoy the waves at the beaches in San Diego, the water here was so warm you could go right in without hesitation. And there was a nice breeze blowing all afternoon that kept it from getting too hot.