Chilling out in a warm Kume Island way
The first thing a good beach does is immediately make you want to take your watch off. But what makes a really great beach is when you do that – and then kick off your shoes as well. That’s exactly what I did when I arrived at Eef Beach on Kume Island, Okinawa. The university near Naha on Okinawa Island where I teach on Tuesdays and Fridays canceled classes on Tuesday, Oct. 24 for a students’ “Career Day” – meaning that, as my weekends are usually free, I was looking (with delight) at a windfall four-day break. Pacing my pleasure, though, I spent the Saturday taking care of this and that, and the Sunday sleeping in, resting up and checking out where to go, and how. I opted to take the ferry named Naha from Naha’s Tomari Port to Kume Island, about 95 km to the west in the East China Sea.