Zamami Island in Okinawa Winter trip, the second day.
We wake up early and will start on early morning whale watching.

Sunrise whale watching

I booked an early morning ship of the tour company “Diving team Anatano-Kyoshi” .

We will leave Zamami Port at 6 o’clock.

On the way to the open sea, the guide explained us the type and behavior of the whale at the picture-story show. Feelings are exciting for encountering whales.

The morning sun is appeared from the cloudy sky and it is fantastic.

I have heavymotion sickness. But Whale watching in Zamami Island is an efficient style that the watchmen in the observatory of the island to find whales. Although it relieved me,,,,

Only the early morning watching,  we leave at the same time as the watchman goes up to the observation deck, ….
Oh my god, … I had a motion sickness drug  just in case, but, I am super worried.

Our boat drifting over the sea for a while. Everyone participating in the tour will desperately look for a whale.

While doing so, we heard the whale notice from the observation deck! We will express to the point. By this method, whale watching in Zamami Island has high encounter rate.

There is. Although I did not take pictures, I repeatedly could see the action that the whale tail appears on the surface of the water with a sound “Bashaaaan” after breathing. March is about the end of the season, whales are few. I only had one but this day it was nice to see it.

Because it comes up to the water surface to breathe every 15 to 20 minutes, once whale dive, it is a wait time.

I thought that …, but the guide took out some items.
What? What? What?

The captain ‘s name is written. What is this? What?

When the guide submerged the metal part at the tip of the cable to the sea ,,,

The identity of the item was a submerged microphone called “whale phone”! I heard a whistling sound of a whale. It is a very valuable experience. There are individual differences, it seems that lyrics (?) And rhythms are different. Or maybe whales do mimic each other.

Whale watching end. I only met one, but I am satisfied. I want to see the active sexual activity of the high season.


By the way, because the sea was relatively calm, I did not become seasick. I’m glad. I used this famous sickness stopper.

Okinawa soba for lunch break

After returning port, I took a little rest and made early lunch.

The first floor of the inn “Island stay holoholo” that I was indebted to is a pub called “Umibata Shokudou” . The day section is open as Okinawa soba(noodle) store.

I ordered  “mozuku soba” knead a seaweed. And stewed pork and cartilage Soki (spareribs) for topping.

Okinawa Soba Mozuku

My wife ordered a beef and sprouts soba.

Okinawa Soba Beef

Local food “Okinawa soba”, it was delicious.

海畑食堂 昼の部

Furu-Zamami Beach

After lunch, we explored the inside of the island by renting bicycle.
I would like to mention that we can not recommend an ordinary rental bicycle (mama Chari) to play in Zamami Island .

Like the photo, Zamami Island is full of slopes except for the village. I almost moved pushing heavy bicycle(with crying). We recommend that you rent a moped bike or at least a motor-assisted bicycle.

For climbing was really hard, descent is refreshing.

We will head to the Furu-Zamami Beach beyond the eastern pass from the main settlement.

Go through the scenery like a tropical island.

Zamami island

Arrive at the Furu-Zamami beach.

Furuzamami beach

At the end of March when we traveled, people are sparse because it is an off season before opening the sea. It seems that it can be relaxed.

Furuzamami beach

It’s cloudy, but it’s clean and light blue.

Furuzamami beach

 

Furuzamami beach

I will enter the sea for a moment.

Furuzamami beach

It is cold, but it is fresh and pleasant blue.

Furuzamami beach

The sandy beach has been going on a long distance.

 

Furuzamami beach

I thought if it was a gravel beach, it was a piece of clean white coral.

Furuzamami beach

It can not be called Kerama Blue ,,,, but I will take in myself.

Furuzamami beach

Furuzamami beach

Furuzamami beach

I went up to the observation deck near the shop (during closure). The change from a shallow part near the sandy beach to a deep blue where it got deep is splendid.

Furuzamami beach

Furuzamami beach

Near the observation deck, the cats settled down. Do tourists care for? They are cozy and friendly.

Furuzamami beach

He got caught and lie on his back.

Furuzamami beach

Inhabitants of Furu-Zamami Beach in winter were very cute cats who liked people.
※Not give food even if it is cute.

Furuzamami beach

Ama Beach

Next, we will aim at the Ama Beach on the west side. It is a pleasant cycling on the road along the coast from the main settlement.

Zamami island

I arrived but … it is still cloudy.

Ama beach, Zamami island

It seems that it is suitable for diving and snorkeling in the shallow sea. Some people were dugging from the ship.

Ama beach, Zamami island

A little sun came out, beautiful coloring came into sight.

Ama beach, Zamami island

I entered sea, again here.

Ama beach, Zamami island

It is a beautiful gradation.

Ama beach, Zamami island

Here is a place where some grass grows on the sandy beach, it feels good for a nap.

Ama beach, Zamami island

Kaminohama observatory, beautiful Kerama Blue

Bicycle further from Ama Beach to the west about 15 minutes. We got to the Kaminohama observatory.

Kaminohama view point, Zamami island

Kaminohama view point, Zamami island

It was sunny little by little by the time to go to the observation deck. From the Kaminohama observatory , we can see the shallow waters of Aa beach.

Kaminohama view point, Zamami island

We finally saw the long-awaited Kerama Blue!

Kaminohama view point, Zamami island

A variety of blue appears due to the difference in depth. Three slide pictures please.

Kaminohama view point, Zamami island

Kaminohama view point, Zamami island

Kaminohama view point, Zamami island

Although cloudy / rainy weather forecast, we fulfill the purpose of seeing Kerama Blue, we flee.

Kaminohama view point, Zamami island

There is a covered building on the Kaminohama observatory, so we were able to relax while looking at the beautiful blue. I should have brought canned beer too lol

Kaminohama view point, Zamami island

It is a landscape that is difficult for us to leave.

Kaminohama view point, Zamami island

Kaminohama observatory 360 degrees

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A shallow sea like a mosaic picture

On the way back from the Kaminohama observatory to the inn, I tried descending from the embankment to the beach.

Zamami island

Zamami island

Zamami island

Beautiful blue and transparent.

Zamami island

Dark blue, light blue, sandy white, rocky black.
The shallow waters are like landscapes like mosaics.

Zamami island

Zamami island

Kerama Blue Sea 360 degrees

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I wanted to visit in summer as well.

Zamami island

[Today’s memo]

· Bike movement in Zamami Island is hard.  Rent  motor-assisted bicycle.

· The color of the sea of ​​the sunny day is exceptional.

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