Farewell to Okinawa

So tomorrow is Xmas day and if all goes according to plan I will get a double shot of Xmas. I get up in Okinawa, take a plane at lunchtime-ish and arrive in SF at 9:30 am  on Xmas day – before I left. Date line devotion.

Today is a public holiday on account of it being the Emperor’s birthday. I go for a ramble.

It's pineapple time on Okinawa

It’s pineapple time on Okinawa

How many of these vegetables do you recognize?

How many of these vegetables do you recognize?

j

In Scotland, Seagulls follow the plough. Here it is Egrets

In Scotland, Seagulls follow the plough. Here it is Egrets

Marsh Sandpiper

Marsh Sandpiper

Little Ringed Plover

Little Ringed Plover

Cattle Egret

Cattle Egret

Whoa, Shelduck!

Whoa, Shelduck!

A Pale Faced Buzzard and a Grey Heron  chilling. How cool is that?!!A Pale Faced Buzzard and a Grey Heron chilling. How cool is that?!!

A Pale Thrush - Winter visitor

A Pale Thrush – Winter visitor

This is a Pacific Reef Egret - grey morph. Okinawa is irresistible.

This is a Pacific Reef Egret – grey morph.
Okinawa is irresistible.

I look up and there is an Osprey

I look up and there is an Osprey

I do not know if this is a vegetable or whether it is grown for aethestics

I do not know if this is a vegetable or whether it is grown for aesthetics

Happy Christmas everyone – tomorrow to San Francisco!

So here is Farewell To Erin played by the Bothy Band in, I think, 1978.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aWl_qdUK1o

08 Farewell To Erin

The music never really got better than this.

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5 Responses to Farewell to Okinawa

  1. Alan says:

    Happy Christmas wherever you are! Can’t quite work out where in the world you are at this precise moment. Say hello to the lads.

  2. Anne Duncan says:

    Merry Christmas and a Guid New Year from Bobby and Anne
    When do you get back to your lovely beach home?

  3. Ian Calder says:

    Hope the sun is shining in SF – it surely is not here, no it’s not, in fact it is raining and many folk are washed out of their homes. Strong drink is indicated. Waiting for Ann to get home from the hospital , where there are folk having a very bad time. more strong drink.

    Ian

  4. Things sound pretty bad but strong drink is the silver lining
    Please wish all Happy stuff. Are you going to Rosy’s?
    N

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