Check out these cool bathroom images:
LOOKING OUT TO SEA THROUGH A WATER GAP IN THE BLUFFS ALONG KAYO BEACH
Image by Okinawa Soba (Rob)
Just behind me is a small cascade, at the foot of which is a waist-deep pool — perfect for summertime kids who make it this far (a mile up the beach from Kayo Village).
Most kids who do make it here come with their parents via Kayak… just something fun and different to do while taking in the bluffs and sea rocks as you paddle along the shallow reefs.
This babbling brook is officially mapped as the SHITTA RIVER, and is one of a few streams of varying sizes that cross the beach along its two-mile length.
While this "river" is generally always flowing, other springs and "Phantom Falls" come and go with the weather.
If I remember correctly (and I do!), we didn’t have anything like this along the New Jersey Shore back in the USA.
Don’t get me wrong. I love the Jersey Shore, and spent many a fine summer there during my younger days.
Stone Harbor, Wildwood, and Avalon were the usual haunts. Sometimes, a visit to Atlantic City or Ocean City was in order, and I even remember a short day at the beach down by Tom’s River.
However, boardwalks, boutiques, and the nightlife aside, when it came to the actual beach itself, the long stretches of uninterrupted sand were just about the same no matter where you happened to find yourself.
When it’s all said and done, I’ve come to prefer the every-changing beaches of Okinawa to those of my youth, and have yet to tire of walking the island’s picturesque shores.
Although I often post pictures of the rougher places, there are also places where long stretches of plain, white, powdery sand invite you to plop down in a chair, put up an umbrella, and sip lemonade in the shade while dozing off next to the turquoise sea.
But today, it’s layered rocks, high bluffs… and sand alternating with pebbles under my feet. Nooks and crannies, brooks and streams, and good breezes under a tenuous sky…. while the waves roar along the edge of the coral reef a few hundred yards off in the blue.
Perhaps next time I’ll be on the other side of the island, sipping lemonade till the sun goes down, then hit the Ferris Wheel and Movie Theater at the bustling American Village.
Unfortunately, I have to work for a living, and don’t get to do these things as much as my Flickr posts seem to indicate.
In any case, if you are in the U.S. Military, and stationed here on Okinawa, don’t stay locked up in your room with the mistaken thought that… "there ain’t nothin’ to do on this island !"
In a couple of weeks, old Soba will be headed back to the USA for a while. I suppose I’ll have to make time to go "down the shore". You know what they say… "What happens in Wildwood, STAYS in Wildwood !".
UMBRELLA DAYS ON MINA ISLAND : www.flickr.com/photos/okinawa-soba/3055527264/
SURF-SIDE SUNSETS ON WEST COAST OKINAWA : www.flickr.com/photos/okinawa-soba/sets/72157635385836714/
ANOTHER EAST COAST BEACH FILLED WITH LAYERS AND DIMENTIONS : HIPPIE BEACH
Here a safe and friendly stretch of sand and rocks called "Hippie Beach". This East Coast stretch of sand is found along the shores of GINOZA TOWNSHIP, between Camp Hansen and Camp Schwab.
It has finer sand, its own cool geology, more interesting shells and pebbles to pick up, and… a nice grassy picnic area with a couple of pavilions, and… bathroom facilities !.
The beach starts where you park your car, and runs south for several hundred yards. It’s a real favorite with many friends of mine.
Check out these photos, and see if it’s to your liking :
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RANDOM SOBA : www.flickriver.com/photos/24443965@N08/random/
Image by ▲brian james
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Image by gophodotcom
Cool hallway to the bathrooms at the local tourist trap, converted cannery, mall.