I was honored by my wife with a semi-surprise birthday trip down to Okinawa Island. It was only for one night, but we moved all over the island catching the sights and soaking in the sweat breaking heat.
The island is amazing. It is a mix of what I love about Miami, Jamaica and Hawaii. Its skies are endless stretching from horizon to horizon like south Florida. There are hills and jungles like Hawaii. The modern Okinawan buildings are like those found in Jamaica and the Florida Keys.
There is a harmony the way the sky, land and sea all interact. Anywhere you go the land meets the sky. The sea is never far away. I was often speechless when gazing out into Okinawa’s sea.
The last time I was in Okinawa I barely had the chance to see the sights. This time we drove all over the island that I have a better concept of what is Okinawa.
I took so many pictures I was having a had time trying to select which images to publish. This first series is on the land sea and sky. I have a deep rooted connection to the sea. I have always lived near a body of water. Looking out onto the water has always soothed my spirt. I let the waves drift me off to another place.
I felt completely at home in Okinawa. It reminded me of my past, I thought about my future, but most importantly I was able to live in the present.
More pictures soon come.