It’s been hard at times to get my head around just how powerful the super typhoon was. Crumbled buildings are everywhere but there is no context to how they ended up like that and there are many reasons why they might fall down.
Today we visited the wrecks of four ships washed ashore during the typhoon, which helped to provide a little context.
This is the front of the ship up against a street.
This is how it sits on the ground.
The other side in the middle of houses.
A crushed house.
Sue, Emma, and Tom next to the boat so you can appreciate its size.
View of the boat through the remnants of a house.
Graffiti on the boat.
Three more ships at another location.
There is a village built right under the boats on top of the wreckage of destroyed homes. I didn’t take many pictures because I felt uncomfortable intruding on people’s lives.
A group of kids next to the boat.
After we took a few pictures of the boats some children came up to talk to us. They were just a group of kids playing outside, which just happened to be in the shadow of three enormous wrecked ships. After juggling for them a little I took this photo of us together.