Bike Tour Cape Hedo

Bike Tour Cape Hedo to Uruma: Hello my name is Mt. Yonaha

Bike Tour Cape Hedo: The northeastern part of Okinawa is the most challenging, most rural part of Okinawa. The mt. Yonaha is sitting there happily welcoming cyclists that test its hills. The mountain is not so high, but it’s a never ending roller-coaster of hills all the way. Also restaurants were very rare and we had to carry enough emergency food just in case.

One night we would sleep next to a convenient store with the permission of the owner, who also treated us with snacks and sake.

Due to the typhoons, we checked into a motel, which was just a regular house run by a lady, and we had the whole house to ourselves. And I made curry and we had a feast to top it off with Asahi beers after. It was always nice to sleep on a bed after couple of nights in the tent.

Bike Tour Cape Hedo
Few people were protesting next to a marine base. Ironically I was wearing my Army PT shorts when I took this photo. Pedal away asap Dae.

 

Bike Tour Cape Hedo
The baby blue colors of Okinawan water is not all around the island. There were just some spots where we had to stop and take photos. The colors are only seen with just the right amount of sunlight at certain time of the day.

 

Bike Tour Cape Hedo
American footprints

 

Bike Tour Cape Hedo
Vending machines are very common in Japan, and they are lifesavers when I run out of water in the middle of nowhere

 

Bike Tour Cape Hedo
Taco Rice, fusion dish created from Americans influence. It is an American style taco, like Taco bell served on top of Japanese rice. Not so bad. This place called King Taco was the pioneer of this dish, and now it’s served all over the island. American style portions as well. This town was right in front of a military base and was like a small American town.

 

Bike Tour Cape Hedo

 

Bike Tour Cape Hedo
Picturesque, but there was an entrance fee to get in this area. You are better than that Japan. I snorkeled in another spot nearby and spotted a few small groupers.

 

Bike Tour Cape Hedo
Just as she was closing her taco rice restaurant, Seongjin, like always, asked for permission for us to camp out in front of her restaurant. She kindly allowed us to and the next morning, she even gave us free burgers and taco rice. We felt really bad and gave her my candy stash in return. Great lady.
In the middle of the night, we were briefly awoken by some kids who had parked next to us and obviously was laughing and talking about us camping there.

 

This is a guest blog post by Dae Choi
Thursday October 17, 2013, 130 km (81 miles) – Total so far: 866 km (538 miles)

2013/10/16-17: Cape Hedo to Uruma: Hello my name is Mt. Yonaha

 

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