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... It is close to the port from were I will take tonight the ferry to Okinawa.
This will be a 25 hour trip, after which I will soon after meet my wife Elisabeth again, who will fly in from Australia!
Well, next time you may hear from both of us from the lovely Island Okinawa, a place I lived with my family for four years, a place with many nice memories, nice to be there again and see what changed in the last fifteen ...
... outside to walk around a bit. I’ve packed my laptop, just in case inspiration hits me, or I feel like watching a film somewhere. I wander around aimlessly, having no idea what I want to do. I am not quite hungry yet, or at least don’t feel like eating a full meal, so I move into the nearest convenience store and purchase a rice ball of unknown properties and a small bottle of whisky (or whiskey, I don’t know whether the Japanese sort knows or cares which it belongs ...
... t seem to fancy.
We felt very privileged and were treated very well in the ryokans, I'll miss Japan.
We also enjoyed the 7 samurai home village, with bonsai and the intriguing kanakasi airplane fighters museum with photos of all of them. They looked so young and an old man giving a talk about it, still a lot of interest, after all these decades. No photos allowed.
... are 5 Johns in this tour group, so it gets a bit confusing) had lunch at the small noodle place in the station. It was that small that I had missed it completely. The udon noodles there were delicious, maybe because we were starving by that stage. There was a roasted chestnut place across the road so I darted off to buy some. Not as large and not as tasty as the ones at the roadside diner that Shigeki took us to.
We were back ...
... and back. This took about 2 hrs one way . Unfortunately there were some long tunnels and some windows were left meaning that the carriage filled up with smoke, we learnt very quickly to shut windows before entering the next tunnel
Tswana was an interesting town where we had a 2.5 hour lunch break, a little difficulty finding something open, a ...