Bike Tour Okinawa Aquarium to Hedo Cape

Bike Tour Okinawa Aquarium to Hedo Cape

Bike Tour Okinawa Aquarium to Hedo Cape: Up to the Okinawa Aquarium, we were on a fairly big and busy street that had good amount of traffic on it, except some of the side streets we took along the coast. After the aquarium, the road gets pretty calm and the area becomes more rural. Good for riding but we would be welcomed by the first typhoon since coming onto this island. I believe we went through about three typhoons while going around the island. Thing that gets to me everytime is that the winds from the typhoon is always and without a doubt headwinds. No matter if we are riding north, east, or south, the typhoon gods make sure we get the worst of it. The typhoons slowed us down significantly but we would still fight on. Well, I had no choice but to follow.

 

Bike Tour Okinawa Aquarium to Hedo Cape
Okinawa Aquarium

 

Bike Tour Okinawa Aquarium to Hedo Cape
Impressive but incomparable to witnessing whale sharks in their natural habitat.

 

Bike Tour Okinawa Aquarium to Hedo Cape
Turtle pool

 

Bike Tour Okinawa Aquarium to Hedo Cape
This would be hands down the best restaurant we would discover that happened to be next to an empty lot we were going to camp. The food, taste, and the prices were all too good to be true.

 

Bike Tour Okinawa Aquarium to Hedo Cape

Bike Tour Okinawa Aquarium to Hedo Cape
Oh so good

 

Bike Tour Okinawa Aquarium to Hedo Cape
My favorite dish in Japan, Karage, fried chicken with lemon

 

Bike Tour Okinawa Aquarium to Hedo Cape
This restaurant was located in a very remote neighborhood in Okinawa where only locals went to.

 

Bike Tour Okinawa Aquarium to Hedo Cape
Perfect setting for stealth camping, roof, cement floors, and ocean view.

 

Bike Tour Okinawa Aquarium to Hedo Cape
Kouri Island, the ride on the bridge was nice but the island itself isn’t too interesting. Oh, we did go for Seongjin’s first snorkeling lesson here. He did fairly well. Nothing to see underwater here though.

 

Bike Tour Okinawa Aquarium to Hedo Cape

Bike Tour Okinawa Aquarium to Hedo Cape

Bike Tour Okinawa Aquarium to Hedo Cape
Just before the typhoon started coming our way, with the right angle of the sun, the ocean reflected the sky blue color. The water was begging for me jump in.

 

Bike Tour Okinawa Aquarium to Hedo Cape
Whale sharks in captivity, at least they aren’t dying like the ones in Korea.

 

Bike Tour Okinawa Aquarium to Hedo Cape
Hedo Cape, most northern point on the island.

 

Bike Tour Okinawa Aquarium to Hedo Cape
Due to the typhoon, there were some violent waves and fierce winds that made it scary to get close to cliffs. The waves that were crashing on the walls were bouncing off 40 to 50 feet in the air.

 

Bike Tour Okinawa Aquarium to Hedo Cape
Bike Tour Okinawa Aquarium to Hedo Cape

 

This is a guest blog post by Dae Choi
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 79 km (49 miles) – Total so far: 736 km (457 miles)

2013/10/13-15: Okinawa Aquarium to Hedo Cape: The Typhoon alley

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