I arrived in Osaka and made it through customs and immigration without incident. My Sea Shepherd gear was packed deep in my bag, but I will be breaking it out today as soon as I arrive in Taiji.
I was reminded how helpful and polite people are in Japan. As I approached the baggage carousel, I could see two staff examining my backpack and I had a brief moment of paranoia. Did they somehow know I had Sea Shepherd clothing?
Apparently something had spilled on the pack during transit and they were apologizing profusely and trying to wipe it dry.
This afternoon I will be in the Cove. I am ready.
For the Oceans,