From an Antique Land

Cashmore continues his Asian tour by playing a couple of gigs at OIST. These straddle a weekend and another Japanese National holiday. We have time to frolic.

IMG_3809 (1).jpg

Conditions were much worse than they look

After a very dramatic sail with much potential drowning,

IMG_1426.jpg

Noda san comforts Roger.

We console ourselves at the best restaurant in the world.

IMG_1427.jpg

We eat amuse gueles, octopus, sashimi, fish, mozuku, seaweed tempura and guzzle Orion. This is Roger’s fish. Everyone should eat here.

Saturday too windy for boating, alas.  We clean the beach.

IMG_3823

Spotless

IMG_1431.jpg

We buy Octopus for dinner party.

Very pagan dinner with Octopus, whelks and scorched lamb.

DSC_4336.jpg

It is a good life. Tim, Mary, Marianela, Gordon, David, Roger.

Birdwatching  replaced sailing.

DSC_4363.jpg

Little Ringed Plover. (Credit Cashmore)

DSC_4372.jpg

Greenshanks. (Credit Cashmore)

DSC_4356.jpg

Uber rare Whiskered Tern

On Monday, we went hunting the rail. The Okinawan Rail is one of the world’ rarest birds as it only lives in a small area of northern Okinawa. There are only 217.75 left.

dsc_0156.jpg

From a previous excursion

We scoured the places where I have previously spotted the Yanbaru Kuina, Okinawan for Okinawan Rail, don’t you know, without success. Just as it is getting too dark to see, Roger howls. I dread he has had a stroke, but no,  he has seen the rail thus  gaining entrance into one of the most exclusive clubs.

IMG_1436.jpg

Rail hunting in Yanbaru.

Lots of fun.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to From an Antique Land

  1. Mike Taylor says:

    Viva La Vida

  2. Alexander McGillivray says:

    The selfie troubles me. I fear you may be morphing into a single person.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s