The cafe, known as Boulangerie Cafe Yamashita, was within sight of the bridge leading to the island, so it was very easy to find. We all picked out a bread roll to sample, but only I selected the hedgehog bread filled with a chocolate/ red bean paste mixture. The owner was delighted to see us and asked us what base we were from and how we had found the little shop. We explained the cafe book, and she asked the four of us to pose for a photo for their website. I found the photo on their facebook page a few days later with this (translated) caption:
Camp Courtney they came from, what a modern art published ' Okinawa hundred series " has been found. Japanese is read, but a photo and map to rely on you to say. (thank you! ) (please come here again! )Photo with you want to go!! And that 'Okinawa 100' also nice!!
We did not stay to eat our bread and enjoy the view as we had only recently finished lunch. I ate my little hedgehog as I was starving at the end of the day. It was an interesting mixture of savory and sweet in a crusty shell, but my American palate wished for more chocolate and less bean paste.
|Too cute to eat... until I was really, really hungry.|
We simply drove the perimeter of the island and stopped the car whenever we found an interesting site. There was the seawall covered in colorful murals done by school children. The seawall also had a ladder so we could climb over and see the beautiful turquoise ocean.
|The water was such a beautiful color!|