East meets West

Hello everyone!
So I was planning on going down to Naha for the giant tug of war and then I looked it up on the internet. Holy Cow, there are about five bazillion people who go there every year…well I thought about it for a while. I wanted to go to the Prefectural Budokan of martial arts for the Goju Ryu Centenary, but it was only for the masters was my understanding. And then I decided well, why not take a trip to see where the East China Sea and the Pacific meet. So I went to Cape Hedo, the northern most point of the island.

pointy rocks
pointy rocks along Route 70 on the East side of the Island

I packed up my little FunCargo with my cameras, a couple little orange/tangerine things and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and I was good to go.
I could not get over the amazing beauty of this place…the farther north the more incredible the views. Also the sparser population was welcome.  As I drove around corners and watched the mountains rise before me  something loosened inside of me, a sense that I am in the right place in my life right now….geographically and internally. incredible…

I think I will just add photos today and add more text tomorrow it was a long day!

okinawa bird
Okay, I don’t know what kind of bird this is, but it’s some Okinawan bird that does not know how to get out of its way because it is apparently endangered and just about every fifty feet there was a sign like this. I did look out for them, but alas, I never saw one.