Saturday, September 21, 2013

Day Eleven Okinawa

DAY ELEVEN OKINAWA: Sunday September 15, 2013

So it was a very relaxing Sunday.  Slow paced and not really packed full.  We headed to Toguchi Beach which boasts some of the most beautiful coastal rock formations.  We lazed around in the water, hunted and collected shells, took pictures.  It was a warm but not overly hot day and we arrived while the tide was low.  As we sat on the edge of the water we could see the tide slowly rising.  As you wonder through the alcoves and hidden spaces of the beach, it is not uncommon to come across memorials or shrines of some kind.  The pictures below do not do the beauty of this area justice, but it gives you an idea of what the area has to offer.

After the beach we headed to the Seaside restaurant for lunch.  The bread appetizer was crispy and delicious with the tangy blend of Oil, seasoning and Parmesan cheese.  I had what was labeled "Crab Cake, Avocado and Bacon sandwich" but was more like a crab salad.  The pasta salad that accompanied was really tasty.  After we finished our meal, the waitress told us to take our leftover bread out on the deck and toss it to the eagerly awaiting fish below.  Let's just say, it was a feeding frenzy and highly entertaining to watch.

After our day we headed back to take brief naps and then began a craft project with our finds at the beach.  It was a fun evening with a few minor burns from the glue gun.

So, it was a good relaxing day that allowed us to spend some quality time with our hosts whom we have been missing since their move to Okinawa and who we know we will continue to miss when we head home.  Only a few more days left in Okinawa, and my cold is getting worse.  One must solider on!