Okinawa Sunrise

Monday, June 18, 2007

Heiji Falls and Hedo Point

So the Saturday before last Adrian and I took the gamble what the rains would hold off and we won! We drove north of Nago to Heiji falls. From the entrance to the park, it's about a 40 minute walk (it would be lying to call it a hike) up and down and up and down wooden stairs and across wooden bridges built into the jungle. It had a look about it that made me wonder at times if we were going to come out at the falls or at the Swiss Family Robinson treehouse at Disney! Having been a very wet week, the wood was very moist and you had to make sure you had a firm grip on the stairs. Evidently I gripped a little too much as I woke up on Sunday with throbbing calves that had me walking like a peguin until Wednesday!

There weren't too many people at the falls so it was a lovely walk. The water is amazingly crisp and clear and very tempting to swim in. Warnings by the park and the US Armed forces state that you shouldn't due to the currents. Many service members have been severely injured in actually jumping into the water from the top of the falls. Refreshing I'm sure but given the slippy moss all over the rocks...definately a bad idea!

After Heiji we drove another 20 minutes north to Hedo point, Northern most point of Okinawa (See pic 4). Very craggy but lovely. Then back down south, stopping along the way at a little Soba joint for some Okinawa Soba and Tempura.....yum!


Blogger Holly said...

pretty :-)

we may go for a hike this weekend - if so i'll take some pics.

2:47 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

I second that emotion. Pretty!!

I will not be going for a hike this weekend, but I would send you pictures if I did :)

3:21 PM  
Anonymous María (Madrid, Spain) said...

Natalia, Okinawa parece muy bonito. Tienes suerte. Yo también, voy a ver a tus papis y tus hermanas en Cádiz dentro de unos días. We will miss you! Muchos besos, también a Adrian :-). María, Madrid

9:05 AM  
Anonymous Nasia said...

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7:45 AM  

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