Ishigaki – a bull of an adventure

We decided to visit Iriomote one not so fine day.

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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.

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Unfortunately because of the bad weather, there wasn’t that much to see.

Except for these storks!

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We spent a long time in bull land.  But to get there you must ford a mighty river.

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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.

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Ok, maybe I exaggerated slightly.  The water is actually ankle deep.

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But a pleasant ride none the less.  Probably owing to the pneumatic tires.  Certainly a step up from the middle ages.

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Upon reaching the island, we were introduced to the cow dynasty.

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So, the big eyed surprised cow (daddy) had lots and lots of kiddies.  Including the most popular one.  See the yellow sign.

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But all is not happy in moo moo land.  There are many dangers to be careful of.

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And they aren’t just physical.  Careful of the angry boars.

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Or the scary levitating cows.

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Some of our party began to go a bit crazy.

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I kind of felt sorry for Mr Manta ray.

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He was violated.

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Thankfully people calmed down after a quick walk through the forest.

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And of course some light refreshments.  From left clockwise, Sweet potato, Aomori (liquor), brown sugar and rum and raisin.

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