The day when we almost went bankrupt…(JOE).
Phase 1 of Japanese adventure completed…acclimatise and build confidence on Southern sub-tropical islands. Ferry back to 石垣 , cycle back first nights guest house to pack bikes in boxes ready for tomorrow’s flight to Okinawa.
JOE DIARY ENTRY: today we almost went poor😊!!…because we left Iriomote 😪 now, when we got to 石垣 (Ishigaki) at a pottery place the main artist gave us LOADS presents and for a photo gave Sam an 8, 000 pound art and me a 1000 pound thing HELP!…Phew (ed. both parents fainted at this moment)
BRAD DIARY ENTRY: Slick teamwork got us back to guesthouse in good time to pack bikes ready for tomorrow flight. First proper edginess experienced in 3 weeks of being in Japan with KANEKOSAN haruhiko Ishigaki-yaki Pottery Studio inviting us into his mind-blowing display room of ceramic arts. We sat in our fluorescent cycling gear and gloves drinking Japanese Tea and talking about Scottish whisky. Next thing KANEKOSAN haruhiko invited us for a group picture. Normal this…until he began placing his top pieces in the boys hands…casually announcing that’s 8000 pounds there…KANEKOSAN if you are reading this…THAT was so very COOL. Thank you.