Sunday, August 20, 2017
Travel Photo: Deep in Prayer
This photo and probably 200 more, are dated March 19, 2017.
A fairly busy time of year for me, I just developed this today because, a friend reminded me.
Mick McClary, a guy from Montana was visiting Okinawa on one of his annual excursions.
And, about two days before his departure, we went down in this cave for some rituals.
Several times, I've attended this event and, thought Mick might enjoy seeing it.
Little did I know, he'd take a tumble and, get bloodied, going down the mountain trail.
Knowing how slippery and dangerous it can be, I got a head start and, went slow descending.
When Mick showed up, he looked like he got caught in a meat grinder.
He says a tree snapped and he fell, coming down the trail. He was sort of escorting the women.
The woman in the photo, I've known for a few years, now. She wouldn't push him.
But, the rest of the gals, I'm not so sure about. OK, let's just blame it on a tree.
The rituals take place in Sururu Gama, a cave at sea level on Kouri-jima, Okinawa.
Mick, took plenty of video footage and, at Tripod, they're available for viewing.
If, you have the time and patience, you can see everything except, the part where he fell.
Old geezer me, even showed-up in a few scenes and, I looked really old.
So, I have to get back to weight lifting and kickboxing, to get ready for the next cave tour.
Next time, I want to hop down that trail like a youngster. I'd better get in shape.
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