Monday, April 1, 2013
Off Island and Off Road with Map It Okinawa Dude
These photos were taken on March 28, 2013.
Our mission was to go to another island and talk to the folks in a village office.
Deciding to travel light, I just grabbed two Pentax cameras and lenses. No backpack or, shoes.
Knowing I'd be riding with Map It Okinawa Dude, I left the office lights on.
That's because we get back after dark, sometimes.
Things went well at the village office.
Then, we decided to go explore another island.
Bingo! Map It Dude found a mysterious trail through the jungle.
Not exactly flip-flop friendly, I took my time and shot lots of photos.
The place was unbelievably quiet.
No wind, no birds chirping, no blown highlights from the afternoon sun.
It was so quiet, you could hear yourself breathing.
Rocks, ferns, trees and plenty of jungle vegetation were there for the shooting.
The only sound to be heard was the mirror slap from the camera.
Imagine a place without any motor vehicles, fast food joints or people yapping on cell phones.
If you soundproofed your house, it couldn't be as quiet as this jungle.
Something tells me, this is a sacred place. It was eerily quiet.
It made me wonder. How many people could survive in a place like this, nowadays ?
No convenience stores, no TV or internet connections, there's nothing there, but nature.
Returning to the road and civilization, I saw the sun peeking through along the trail.
So, I went back looking for Map It Dude.
He's in one of these photos. Did you see him up there ?