I'm writing this post from my hotel room in Tokyo. Yes, I am back in Japan, but I'll get to Tokyo later. After crashing in a hotel room somewhere near the airport, we were up at 5 in order to catch the 7:30 flight from Tokyo down to Okinawa, to get some much needed (and deserved!) sun and sand.
Everything felt very familiar to the point where it seemed as if the last 11 months in the UK have been a dream. As we're about to get ourselves a house, we've been in limbo in the UK since our arrival. Where we've lived hasn't really felt like home, and we never really completely unpacked from our move back from Japan. I'll have lots to talk about on the housing front all in good time, but before we move house, we thought a summer holiday to one of our favourite destinations would be a nice idea.
So, for the last year we've kind of been in limbo, and the start of this holiday almost marks a transitional period for us. Shortly after returning to the UK, we should be moving into a house, our new home. It feels like the last year has been one in which we have almost completely been in transit. Fortunately, we are well versed in getting around Japan, so it's a rather enjoyable experience all round.
And this was our final destination, a place we've been to quite a few times. We're regulars on these islands to the point where locals actually remember us from years past. We enjoyed a week of sand and sun (and photography), and now I'm back in civilization, I'll slowly go through my photos (as well as take many more in Tokyo and beyond).
I will not be back in the UK until July, due to work commitments abroad, but I will have my camera with me. Please either come back every now-and-then, or subscribe (see "Info" above) so that you can get updates as I find time to publish them.