Monday was Marine Day, a national holiday when everyone goes to the beach.
Well, everyone who CAN go to the beach, go to the beach. In the Iwami region we are lucky to have many fine, white beaches.
We went to a group of small beaches and coves closest to our house. There are no signs to it, just a small road leading off the main road, but local people know it is there.
Right in front of the area where cars can be parked were several families, so we walked a few minutes to the next little cove. There was a family there.
So we walked another couple of minutes to the next little cove and there was no-one there, so we were able to enjoy our private beach.