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Published on 06.29.2016
On the 3rd day in Ogasawara, Yume and her family tried riding on an outrigger canoe from Ohgiura beach. It was a sunny and beautiful day. The outrigger canoes have different oars than the ones for sea kayaks, so the way of rowing is also different. Yume and her family headed to Kaname Rock, offshore Ohgiura beach with a guide. The sea was very calm and nice. When they took a break before reaching Kaname Rock, the guide provided Yume and her with family fresh water taken from the Ogasawara islands. They then turned around at Kaname Rock and headed back to Ohgiura beach. On the way to Ohgiura beach, they went to a spot where they could see the most beautiful waterfront in the Ogasawara islands. When they came back to Ohgiura beach, they were filled with the feeling of accomplishment as a team because four people and Yume rowed all the way back from Kaname Rock. The speed of outrigger canoe was a lot faster than Yume’s family imagined.
After reaching Ohgiura beach, they went to “Washikko gallery,” which was a few minutes ride from Ohgiura beach. In “Washikko gallery”, many fish made of paper were put on exhibition and sold. The fish were made so precisely and accurately that it is easy to mistake them for being alive. “Washikko gallery” is popular among tourists and also among people living in the island. There is a cafe in “Washikko gallery,” so people visiting there can relax with coffee, tea, hibiscus tea, or a drink with mango vinegar, which is rich in citric acid, while enjoying the beautiful paper fish. Yume decided to get a paper dolphin, and she was told not to put the dolphin in the sea even though it looks so real.
At night, Yume and her family decided to eat out at one of the many restaurants where authentic food using islands’ products are served. They enjoyed sashimi, and some other dishes which they can’t eat outside the Ogasawara islands. They tasted sea turtle sashimi, and also chigi tempura (chigi is a famous fish in Ogasawara). According to Yume’s family, the chigi was very delicious. Neither sea turtle meat nor chigi can be eaten outside Ogasawara, so it was a very special experience for Yume and her family.
▼Ogasawara vill. English Site