We decided to visit Iriomote one not so fine day.
After an 30 minute ferry ride over to the island (its separate from Ishigaki) we arrived on the new island and went on a quick boat tour.
Unfortunately because of the bad weather, there wasn’t that much to see.
Except for these storks!
We spent a long time in bull land. But to get there you must ford a mighty river.
Actually, its not a horse. Its another cow. Climb onto your gallant steed, or behind it. To be towed like a peasant at the back of an ox cart.
Ok, maybe I exaggerated slightly. The water is actually ankle deep.
But a pleasant ride none the less. Probably owing to the pneumatic tires. Certainly a step up from the middle ages.
Upon reaching the island, we were introduced to the cow dynasty.
So, the big eyed surprised cow (daddy) had lots and lots of kiddies. Including the most popular one. See the yellow sign.
But all is not happy in moo moo land. There are many dangers to be careful of.
And they aren’t just physical. Careful of the angry boars.
Or the scary levitating cows.
Some of our party began to go a bit crazy.
I kind of felt sorry for Mr Manta ray.
He was violated.
Thankfully people calmed down after a quick walk through the forest.
And of course some light refreshments. From left clockwise, Sweet potato, Aomori (liquor), brown sugar and rum and raisin.