11/16/12

Futenma Protesters

The protesters showed up just before the Osprey's showed up Okinawa. Then two Navy guys raped a local and an Air force guy got drunk, broke into a house and beat up a 14 year old boy and the protests got larger.
Okinawa, Japan   

Freedom Tower


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11/15/12

Un Island

Un Island is not connected to Tokashiki, so the only way to reach it is by boat or as I did, jumping in the ocean and swimming out to it. 

The island is complete uninhabited, but does contain the Aharen Point Light house.

Un Island, Okinawa

Tokashiki Island

Tokashiki Island is one of largest islands in the Kerama Island chain. However because it is so mountainous it is rather sparsely populated.

The main road that runs from the port to the Southern end of the island, cuts along the uninhabited mountains and offers stunning views of the ocean. 

The top of Mt. Akama offers a spectacular view of the surround islands and ocean.

Tokashiki Island, Okinawa 

Gusuku Island

This island lies off of the coast of Tokashiki Island. When the tide is low you can walk on the coral from Tokashiki to Gusuku.

The island itself is little more than a big rock sticking out of the ocean. Its main inhabitants are hermit crabs, crows, and these interesting crabs with red eyes. If you click on this picture you will be able to see that this crab is actually missing its right eye. 

Gusuku Island, Okinawa