Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Okinawa Day 2: Churaumi Aquarium

The main reason we wanted to stop in Okinawa was to see Churaumi Aquarium. It is the second largest in the word. Little did we know that it was about a three hour bus ride, including one bus change, to get to the Aquarium.

That, of course, did not stop us and we caught the bus at 8:42 in the morning that brought us to the town of Nago, where we had a 15 minute break and at 10:30 caught another bus to the aquarium. We arrived around noon, had lunch, and then ventured into the aquarium.

The aquarium is amazing and had huge tanks, including one that contains three whale sharks and some huge manta rays along with some other fish. There is also a tank with a number of sharks, and an exhibit where you get to touch various sharkskins. Some are rough and some are amazingly smooth.

We caught about 10 minutes of a dolphin show, felt sorry for the poor caged beasts, and headed back to the bus. To continue our long journey home. We made it back into town around 7:30, went for dinner, and to sleep.

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