Boiled egg toasted bread.
We are having a real lazy late morning and after a classy meal in our room, we have a little nap. Midday is too hot to head out anyway we say to ourselves.
Sunayama beach is the beach we've chosen for the day, so after calling the taxi driver uncle we met yesterday, we're off for a few hours of sand and sea. Sunayama beach is a small one especially compared with Maehama, but it ended up being our favourite beach in Miyako. It was secluded and intimate and apart from another one or two others at the beach during our 3 hours there, it felt as if it were our own little private beach.
We get dropped off at the carpark and helpfully told to walk over the sand dune to reach the beach. As we make the uphill climb, dozens of beautiful butterflies are darting in a out of the greenery along the path.
Time flies when you're having fun and before we know it, our taxi is waiting for us. We head back to the hotel for a shower first and then we're off to check out eating options in town.
It's a 20 minute walk into town from our hotel and town is made up of a couple of streets running parallel to each other. There are fast food restaurants, restaurants that the locals hang out in, a convenience store and some souvenir shops. We have no idea which restaurant to pick, but this one seemed like a nice one so we head on in.
Most of the shops are closed by the time we leave the restaurant, so we waddle slowly back to the beach outside our hotel. The beach is filled were a few groups of friends and some young children with their parents.
It's incredibly peaceful and calming, and the night sky is filled with millions of stars! I have never seen stars so clearly defined before and without the pollution and bright lights of the city, our view is razor sharp. I saw a little flick across the dark sky and was pretty sure it was a fly, until G insisted I took a better look.
And it was then I realised it was a shooting star! My first ever shooting star and so many of them too, all busy shooting away for a good 2 minutes. It was the most amazing meteorite shower for us to treasure forever and I thought it was a fly!
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