|A thorn among the roses!|
Two weeks ago my friend Valerie and I took another air tour of Okinawa with Bryan the pilot. This time we covered the northern end of the island. We flew from Kadena to the East China Sea - a matter of minutes - to the island of Ie Shima, northward along the coast to Cape Hedo, the northernmost point of Okinawa, down the Pacific Coast to just north of Naha, across the island,and back to Kadena - essentially seeing those parts of the island that we were not exposed to on our first flight.
|Fasten those seat belts. It's going to be a bumpy ride! |
Who knew the pilot would bail?
|Agricultural area of Ie Shima|
Sit back and enjoy the tour!
|Urban area of Ie Shima. Schools are near the sports|
track at center of photo.
|Part of the Pacific Coast|
|Araha Beach, Okinawa - my 'hood'|
|Coming in for a landing.|
|Atsuko and Valerie watching Bryan refuel the plane.|