|Overlooking a river valley that was inundated. I estimate more than|
1km from the coast. The train line used to run through here.
|Where the town proper used to stand - approaching the coast.|
|The Central Hotel on the foreshore. By the damage it seems that|
the tsunami came to the height of the second top floor.
|An apartment building and the hospital (I think) behind.|
This used to be the main part of town.
|Piles of concrete|
|It's hard to believe such a calm sea could become |
an all engulfing tsunami...
|It seems like timber is being woodchipped.|
|It will take a long time to get rid of the cars.|
There are still some here and there that haven't been
put into a central location - I should have asked the bus driver the reason
but I assume because of ownership / missing person issues.
|The tsunami came to the second top floor of an apartment|
building in one of the few buildings still standing.
|Coming down into the former town from the visitors centre.|