Spend a rewarding time on the beautiful beach
To have an unforgettable summer vacation, I choose the southern country, Miyakojima. The blue ocean and white sandy beaches. As I slumbered on the beach, I thoughtlessly got suntanned… just thinking about it brings me joy. I'm already fed up with spending summer in the city with air conditioners. I must take back my summer to reward myself. Thinking about the guidebooks I've read thousands of times, my heart keeps growing.
I'm just speechless… The emerald green ocean, which is so clear I can see the bottom, glimmers likes soda jelly. The sea carelessly rocks back and forth. My conscious melted into the ocean as if it was being sucked in.
The white sandy beach of Maehama Beach continues endlessly. The shifting silky sand keeps changing without taking a definite shape. A scene I can encounter only for this moment. I'll record the parts that can't be stored in my camera in the bottom of my heart. This is the location I've always imagined.
Enjoy the banana boat and soothe your throat with tropical juice. I lie my body tired from playing around onto the beach bed. Even through the parasol, I can gradually feel the heat of the sun. Listening to the soft sound of the waves, I leave the daily hustle and bustle somewhere far from my consciousness. The blue sky, beautiful ocean, and strong sunlight all shine in summertime perfection. My skin is a bit more suntanned compared to the morning. Am I getting used to Miyakojima?
Pleasantly exciting encounters are the real thrill of a vacation!
A stylish cottage & cafe with a surfing motif is the place I choose to fully enjoy the summer. The interior is decorated with items reminiscent of the ocean, it's a stylish and calm space. Surely, those who would fit in such a space are healthy surfer girls with somewhat suntanned skin, right? Cute but practical small accessories. I'd like to live in a room like this! Place this kind of clock and cushions in my room and...
Shying away from reality, my sensation antenna keeps catching something one one wonderful thing after another. Inspired by unknown locations and encounters, in the middle of my trip I come meet a new part of myself.
Summer means BBQ
Barbeque for lunch is so summer-like. What's impressive is the ocean views from the barbeque space. The small white waves keep coming back and forth, and gradations of various shades of blue on top of each other keep gradually changing color.
There's the sizzling sound of burning charcoal, the smell of grilled meat, and the beautiful ocean in the distance. Is there anything more luxurious than this? I want to praise myself for making these plans for my trip.
Participate in local festivals and feel the local mood
What I learned from researching Miyakojima is that they have many events, such as festivals. Apart from that, there were also festivals to pray to God, beer festivals, and tug-of-war competitions at the wide and shallow beach. Since I had an opportunity to come this far, I want to participate in events that local people enjoy and briefly experience the local mood.
Luckily, the Miyako Festival fit my schedule. I secretly brought my yukata (summer kimono) and geta (wooden clogs) in my suitcase. Dressed in bright-colored yukata, I walk around while listening to the pleasant clicking sound of the geta. Children's laugh, and the adults kindly watch over them. When was the last time I went to a summer festival? Although it's hot, this heat makes me happy. With joy and excitement, I still laugh and say “Isn't it hot?" while exchanging eye contact with friends. Where do you want to see? What do you want to eat? In the lively summer festival, I feel as if I went back to my childhood. But for grown-ups, though it's still early, why don't we drink the cold beer at the vendor booth.
The time I spent on this island is filled with a bit of nostalgia and longing for the southern island that remains in my memory, glimmering marvelously.
宮古島 Garden BBQ & Stay ANCHOR
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