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Day 71: Takachiho (Miyazaki) – Yufuin (Oita) 148km

We survived the night in the freezing van.  The cold was not something we’d expected (nor prepared for). We arrived late last night at Takachiho, and were too…

sakurajima

Day 70: Kagoshima (Kagoshima) – Takachiho (Miyazaki) 246km

We arrived in Kagoshima City quite early (but at the scheduled time), which was disappointing because I wanted to have another bowl of that amazing ramen for breakfast. …

okinawa ferry

Day 69: Okinawa Ferry from Nago to Kagoshima

Today featured a 6AM wakeup, just to be sure that we made it to the ferry terminal in time, as we couldn’t afford to miss it again. The ferry…

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Day 68: Yaese (Okinawa) – Nago (Okinawa) 155km

It was a relaxed Sunday morning, starting the day with pancakes at our friend’s house.  We had a HUGE day ahead of us, so we didn’t waste too…

zamami island okinawa

Day 67: Zamami Island (Okinawa) – Yaese (Okinawa)

The original plan for today was to explore around Zamami Island again and then catch the ferry back to Kagoshima in the evening.  One (small) hiccup.  The ferry…

zamami island

Day 66: Yaese (Okinawa) – Zamami Island (Okinawa)

We woke early, as our host was also up early-ish for work (today she remembered to set her alarm) and we had to get into town early to…

shuri castle

Day 65: Shuri Castle and Underground Naval Barracks

It was (yet another) morning of mixed weather.  Heavy rain followed by brief glimpses of sunlight.  Not really sure what was going to happen we thought we’d try…

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Day 64: Higashi-mura (Okinawa) – Yaese (Okinawa) 112km

We couldn’t believe how hot/muggy it was.  I guess that was feeding the heavy rain that fell during the night. The morning came and we tried to get…

Churaumi Aquarium

Day 63: Churaumi Aquarium (Okinawa)

The thick heavy clouds that were looming yesterday came during the night, and did they ever bring along rain.  Our hearts sank a little.  We realised that we…

Amami Oshima

Day 62: Okinawa Ferry – Higashi-mura (Okinawa) 43km

During the night (and presumably as we left the shelter of the bay in Kagoshima) the typhoon induced swell rocked the boat around quite violently.  It was moving…