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Okinawa's Pristine Yaeyama Islands

We were posted to Okinawa from 2000 to 2003, during which time I started using a digital camera and joined Pbase. "Images of Okinawa" http://www.pbase.com/helenpb/images_of_okinawa of which this is a part, was my first Pbase gallery, started in 2001, and now has around 210,000 views and many kind comments over the years from Pbase friends as well as from US military personnel who were stationed here. I did a subsequent gallery http://www.pbase.com/helenpb/okinawa_reminiscence years later, a personal reminiscence of Okinawa. I have been meaning to redo the main gallery for a long time as I can see now I left many pictures out, but thought I'd start with the Yaeyama Islands -- a beautiful, less-inhabited part of Okinawa Prefecture and the Ryukyu Archipelago. I have redone the very few pictures I had included of these islands, and will be adding more.
Sukuji Beach, Ishigaki Island
Sukuji Beach, Ishigaki Island
Sukuji Beach,  Ishigaki Island
Sukuji Beach, Ishigaki Island
Sukuji Beach, Ishigaki Island
Sukuji Beach, Ishigaki Island
Kabira Bay, Ishigaki Island
Kabira Bay, Ishigaki Island
Kabira Bay, Ishigaki Island
Kabira Bay, Ishigaki Island
The amazing water of Kabira Bay
The amazing water of Kabira Bay
Black pearl farm, Ishigaki Island
Black pearl farm, Ishigaki Island
Contrast in style, Ishigaki Island
Contrast in style, Ishigaki Island
Ryukyu dress-up, Ishigaki Island
Ryukyu dress-up, Ishigaki Island
Minsa weaver, Ishigaki Island
Minsa weaver, Ishigaki Island
Left shisa, Ishigaki Island
Left shisa, Ishigaki Island
Right shisa, Ishigaki Island
Right shisa, Ishigaki Island
Adan fruit, Ishigaki Island
Adan fruit, Ishigaki Island
Shrine, Ishigaki Island
Shrine, Ishigaki Island
Ishigaki Island flower
Ishigaki Island flower
Mountainous region, Ishigaki Island
Mountainous region, Ishigaki Island
Departing Ishigaki
Departing Ishigaki
Port view, Ishigaki City
Port view, Ishigaki City
Kabira Bay again, Ishigaki Island
Kabira Bay again, Ishigaki Island
Sukuji Beach, Ishigaki Island
Sukuji Beach, Ishigaki Island
Water buffalo-drawn cart, Taketomi Island
Water buffalo-drawn cart, Taketomi Island
The 'engine,' Taketomi Island
The 'engine,' Taketomi Island
Passenger entertainment, Taketomi Island
Passenger entertainment, Taketomi Island
Traditional house, Taketomi Island
Traditional house, Taketomi Island
Traditional house, Taketomi Island
Traditional house, Taketomi Island
Shisa on roof, Taketomi Island
Shisa on roof, Taketomi Island
Traditional house, Taketomi Island
Traditional house, Taketomi Island
Shisa, Taketomi Island
Shisa, Taketomi Island
Shisa on a modern roof, Taketomi Island
Shisa on a modern roof, Taketomi Island
Sand road, Taketomi Island
Sand road, Taketomi Island
Another quiet road, Taketomi Island
Another quiet road, Taketomi Island
Subtropical yard, Taketomi Island
Subtropical yard, Taketomi Island
Taking a break, Taketomi Island
Taking a break, Taketomi Island
Butterfly and flowers, Taketomi Island
Butterfly and flowers, Taketomi Island
Shrine, Taketomi Island
Shrine, Taketomi Island
Traditional tomb, Taketomi Island
Traditional tomb, Taketomi Island
Taketomi Island flowers
Taketomi Island flowers
Banana tree, Taketomi Island
Banana tree, Taketomi Island
Coral garden, Taketomi Island
Coral garden, Taketomi Island
Beach on Taketomi Island
Beach on Taketomi Island
Mangrove swamp, Iriomote Island
Mangrove swamp, Iriomote Island
Water buffalo, Iriomote Island
Water buffalo, Iriomote Island
Mangrove forest, Iriomote Island
Mangrove forest, Iriomote Island
Mangrove inhabitant, Iriomote Island
Mangrove inhabitant, Iriomote Island
Mangroves, Iriomote Island
Mangroves, Iriomote Island
Waterfall, Iriomote Island
Waterfall, Iriomote Island
Grazing, Iriomote Island
Grazing, Iriomote Island
Suigyuusha to Yufu Island
Suigyuusha to Yufu Island
On the ride to Yufu Island
On the ride to Yufu Island
Water buffalo perspective
Water buffalo perspective
Botanical garden, Yufu Island
Botanical garden, Yufu Island
Botanical garden, Yufu Island
Botanical garden, Yufu Island
Botanical garden, Yufu Island
Botanical garden, Yufu Island
A serenade with soul, Yufu-Iriomote islands
A serenade with soul, Yufu-Iriomote islands
Hoshizuna Beach, Iriomote Island
Hoshizuna Beach, Iriomote Island
Star sand, Iriomote Island
Star sand, Iriomote Island
Hoshizuna Beach, Iriomote Island
Hoshizuna Beach, Iriomote Island
Yaeyama textile, Iriomote Island
Yaeyama textile, Iriomote Island
Kayaks, Iriomote Island
Kayaks, Iriomote Island
The ubiquitous hibiscus, Yaeyama Islands
The ubiquitous hibiscus, Yaeyama Islands