Saturday, June 25, 2011
Typhoon Went Thataway. Rain and Wind Continue on Okinawa
Here's a photo taken from a seawall in Onna Son Okinawa, Japan at 2:24PM Saturday June 25, 2011. The sun peeked through the clouds a few times today but, it's still windy and we're getting showers, on and off.
Looking at the weather maps for all the links provided by the US Embassy I'd say the typhoon is headed off to our northwest. The rain and wind are just something typhoons drag along behind them, I guess.
When Ryukyu Rusty and I found this spot in the sun it was pretty windy so, I told him there's no sense in setting up a tripod.
We walked out on the seawall a little ways and almost got blown into the East China Sea. Hah !
To shoot a photo like this in the wind you just have to lay on your belly, get rid of the camera strap, set the camera on the ground and click with a cable release or the camera's timer.
The wind is still howling outside and I'm guessing it's got to be 35-40MPH but, should lessen some overnight. We didn't see any major damage as we cruised around the island and even ran into busloads of tourists visiting all the major attractions on island. Imagine being a tourist and having to spend two or three days of your vacation cooped-up in a hotel room instead of getting out to see all the sites you planned to hit. That'd be a real bummer.
I bet the travelers are just as happy as I am that the typhoon left Okinawa and went thataway !
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