A walk on the riverbed

I took a long walk today and snapped a series of photos with my phone along the way.
At a local construction site, I stumbled upon the Engrish Corporate Slogan of the Year:
Apparently, this is not a joke (this is the brainchild of Sumitomo Forestry Co., LTD).
Crossing one of the numerous bridges that span the Sumoto River, I spotted oil barriers in the water below:
Great schools of mullet were congregating on either side of it. It turns out that the barriers are placed there because of the construction they are doing upriver. Basically, they are trying to level out the riverbed since it got so jammed up with debris during the big typhoon last year.
Well, further up the road, I found the runner-up for Engrish Corporate Slogan of the Year:
I will fondle and grasp my Nissan without having to be told, thank you very much.
What fossil fuel depletion?
This place is giving it away.
Since the typhoon, the riverbed is just mud-ugly.
It used to be so nice and… sandy.
Let the heavy machinery pornfest commence:
I love me a good backhoe.
A trifecta:
Hitachi, Komatsu, Caterpillar
This sign explains the construction going on:
“Moving dirt around.”
(Last machinery shot, I promise.)
Single scoop, or double?
Whereupon I jump down in the riverbed to get closer to the action:
Gordon Freeman, where are you?
Vanity shot:
I love sand and shadows.
Found someone’s boat.
If my bro were here, we would take it for sure.
I have been walking for an hour now and realize I am trapped in the mudflats.
There is only one way out.
Shot taken over my shoulder:
This isn’t so bad. I’m a single jump away from freedom…
Made it!
Ah, to be 5 years old again.

3 thoughts on “A walk on the riverbed

  1. Hi. Gatson introduced me to your site so wanted to check it out. Laughed too many times to count. Anyways, we met each other once a long time ago, but I got shit eyes and a bad memory for names and faces. If you see me around and I walk by, just shout out.

  2. Jus, I felt like I was walking along on that muddy wash…neat little photojournaltalk. Feel Wood. It’s so like a guy to make that the corporate slogan! Bunch of chopstick-making tree cutters! Feel THIS!!
    That shadow pic looks suspiciously like the giant Gumby you left in the closet…..

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