Day five

Written by:Matsimitsu(Robert Beekman)MatsimitsuRobert Beekman

Last night, I noticed this board in the hotel lobby, and this morning, Google Lens told me that guests can place a magnet in the timeslot they plan to have breakfast in, and other guests can estimate how busy breakfast will be and plan accordingly. Such a neat idea!

I was planning a bus trip to the north of the island, but I made a last-minute decision to take the boat to a nearby island instead.

The fast ferry takes 50 minutes and departs twice daily, one time in the morning around 09:00 and one time in the afternoon. I just missed the morning departure, but there's also a "slow" ferry that takes 2 hours and would depart in 40 minutes. My hotel is across from the harbor, so I had plenty of time to make the slow ferry.

The latest departure back to the main island was with the fast ferry at 16:20 in the afternoon, leaving me with about four hours of time.

The trip was really nice, and the journey was over in no time.

I planned to walk around the island to various viewpoints, but on my way to the first viewpoint, I noticed a sign for electric scooter rental.

That sounded fun, and in hindsight, I'm super happy I made that choice. It wouldn't have been possible to traverse the entire island on foot, and while the island is not large, there are huge elevation changes.

The other option was a bike rental, and judging by the less-amused stares from people pushing their bikes up a hill while I whizzed by, modern technology is the way to go!

Instead of the two planned viewpoints, I made it to all of them on the island, with time to spare to relax at the beach at the end of the day.

I returned the scooter and headed for the port to take the ferry back. I slept most of the way because the monotone engine humm and a lightly swaying boat were perfect for sleep.

Back at Naha, I was thinking about Sushi, so I headed to a nearby conveyor belt Sushi place to stack up some plates.



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