|A mango ice drink and the sidewalk artisan who made it!|
|Okinawan mother and daughter enjoying the ferry|
ride to Tokashiki.
Friends and I spent a nice holiday weekend on Tokashiki, a small, populated island about an hour-and-a-half ferry ride from Okinawa. And although the distance was relatively short, it was like stepping into another world. The island is comprised of several very large hills surrounded by a shoreline of breath-taking beaches. We stayed at the island's only hotel, Marine Village, but there were also guesthouses and campgrounds for the fun-seeking holiday travelers.
|The ferry's crew preparing to dock at Tokashiki.|
There were lots of other Americans on Tokashiki this weekend, and we saw several people that we knew from Kadeena. The trip to Tokashiki was a very nice way to close out the summer.
|One of many small, uninhabited islands that surround|
|Valerie descending the slide from hell!|
My butt still hurts!
|A view from our hotel room.|
|Your sun-drenched blogger.|
|The closest I got to a sea turtle!|