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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…

okinawa

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…

kagoshima

Day 61: Sakurajima (Kagoshima) – Okinawa Ferry 683km

We were in a mild state of panic this morning.  We were going to the unknown, and we were doing it without the safety of our van.  We…

sakurajima

Day 60: Uki (Kumamoto) – Sakurajima (Kagoshima) 200km

It was Saturday morning, and the crowds starting coming to the michi-no-eki by 9AM.  It feels uncomfortable walking around in pyjamas, looking half-asleep and eating breakfast with people…

kumamoto

Day 59: Chijiwa (Nagasaki) – Uki (Kumamoto) 110km

There was a lot that we wanted to do today, so we tried to not waste much time. We went straight to the Unzen onsen area and had…

Gunkanjima

Day 58: Gunkanjima aka Battleship Island

The ‘beach’ that we’d parked by showed its true colours this morning.  It’s certainly not the kind of place that I would travel to use, but I guess…

Day 57: Yoshinogari (Saga) – Koyagi (Nagasaki) 143km

The michi-no-eki that we stayed in last night happened to have free spring water.  After we spent money (only ¥100) filling half of our bottles up.  But, we…