Gaijin on Araha Beach

right hand funcargo
So here is my new FunCargo from the inside…it’s quite fun to drive, hence the name I suppose. We decided to go down to the Fish and Farmer’s Market in Ginowan. Afterward we took a ride by my new house in Isa. Then off to the beach!!
bride!
She looked like she was happy and having a good time. Her photographer kept up a patter non-stop. I thought, gee I never talked that much when I was a wedding photographer…cultural differences!
more flowers...
These are wild flowers that just grow all over the beach. It’s a few blocks from where I’ll be living. I am told that Araha Beach is a big tourist destination for locals and tourists from the Mainland. There were two wedding parties being photographed on the beach while we were there. Amanda and I congratulated them as they left the beach.
beach scene
To the right of this photo, one of the brides was posing for her photos.
memorial at araha
I have no idea what this is for or about, other than it is beautiful. Araha Beach has a lovely path that goes all the way to Sunabe I believe.
cat with fish
This enterprising little maneki neko (lucky cat) caught a fish for lunch! There are many cats that live on the beach, they are adept hunters and fishers.
lunch
We didn’t know the name of this restaurant, but didn’t see any Y plates, that means no Americans. The parking lot was full of cars, so we ventured in. I got the Goya and Pork set. A set is a bunch of different things at one price. I also have here soba noodles, a little plate of fresh ginger and rice…all for about 11 dollars. The goya is the green semicircles you see in the top plate. Very bitter! But very nutritious…every day I eat a few slices to get used to it.