We took a slower big ferry to the other island when we met the whale watching group and rode on the top deck.
On Aka we stayed at Kawai Guest House, right on the beach. It’s a basic place to stay, with the shower and toilet shared with the other guest rooms.
Breakfast and dinner were included. The food served was caught (fish) and grown (vegetables and eggs) by the owners and was wonderful!
It was slow and relaxing on the island. We hiked to observatories for some beautiful views and walked on the beach.
We had lunch on our own and this time of year there was only one restaurant open. This restaurant served three things – Okinawan soba, curry rice, and taco rice, all with meat. I bought yogurt at the little store and Ted ate and liked the Okinawan soba with big slabs of pork. We ate outside with a beautiful view.
The place with the green roof at the end of the beach was where we stayed. In the evening deer came out of the woods and walked down the beach.
In the mornings, I sat on the deck and stitched with coffee before breakfast, while Ted took pictures.
I’d go back there in a heartbeat. It was wonderful.