Monday, February 18, 2013

A SUBTROPICAL ISLAND.

 We went to a 7 day trip to Ishigakijima Island. This island is about 2000 km far away from Tokyo.


Kabira Beach.
 
川平湾です。
 
 
 
The hotel room where we stayed.
 
ホテルの部屋から海が見えました。
 
 
We could see this  surfin from our room.
 
とても楽しそうなサーフィンです。
 
 
 
 
There were many flowers around the hotel.
 
 
Hibiscus.
 
ハイビスカス
 
 
Hibiscus. There are two sets of calxes on this flower. The lower calyxes would become Hibiscus tea.
 
ハイビスカスのガクは2セットあります。下のガクがハイビスカス茶の原料です。
 
 
Bougainvillea.  There are three white flowers and 3 pink calyxes.
 
ブーゲンビリアの白い花、ピンクはガクです。
 
 
Kintyou.
 
キンチョウ、ベンケイソウ科です。
 
 
 
Milkweed.
 
トウワタ(唐綿) ガガイモ科です。
 
 
Beach Hibiscus.
 
オオハマボウ、アオイ科です。
 
 
Creeping lettuce.
 
オオジシバリ、キク科です。
 
 
Canna Indica.
 
キバナダンドク、カンナ科です。
 
 
Wild Morning Glory.
 
ノアサガオです。
 
 
Water Pimpernel.
 
ハマボッス、サクラソウ科です。
 
 
A flower of Hawaiian Giant Taro.
 
クワズイモの花、サトイモ科です。
 
 
Screw pine.
 
アカタコノキです。
 
Roots.
 
そのネッコです。
 
 
Fruits.
 
果実です。
 
we could find crabs and  a kind of jelly fish in seashores.
 
 
Fiddler Crab.
 
シオマネキです。
 
Soldier Crab.
 
ミナミコメツキガニです。
 
 
Vell Velella.
 
カツオのカンムリ、クラゲの仲間です。
 
 
We enjoyed this island very much.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

57 comments:

  1. What gorgeous shots of this paradise!

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  2. A beautiful collection of images. It looks like wonderful place to visit.

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  3. Wow, what a beautiful place, your view from your room looked lovely... the water is a gorgeous blue... I'm so glad you came by to share on Weekly Top Shot #70!

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  4. Lovely collection of photos! and the island looks like a great place to go for a holiday.

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  5. 石垣島に行かれたとは、うらやましいです。寒い冬にまさにパラダイスですね。
    いい写真がたくさん撮れましたね。カニさんがかわいいです。

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    1. Dear Merry Witch.
      こんばんは。最高気温が25度ありました。とても暖かでした。シオマネキはメスにモテたいため、片方のハサミが大きくなりました。
       それで片手で食事するそうです。 カニの世界も大変です。

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  7. Great shares today...I love 'em all, but the colors on that crab are super.

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  8. Oh my goodness, Minoru, lucky you!!
    These are such beautiful images, and I'll bet you had such a wonderful time.
    Thank you for taking us along with you!
    Happy day to you, my friend!

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    1. Dear Lisa.
      Thank you. I feel happy you like my photos. Happy day to you too.

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  9. You enjoyed this island very much.

    Me too.

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    1. Dear Rainfield61.
      Thank you. We enjoyed there very much. I hope you enjoy your field too.

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  10. What a wonderful place to visit! Loved seeing all the photos with the beautiful flowers and wildlife. We also have Hibiscus flowers and morning glory in the United States. It's always great to discover plants that are grown all over the world. Your photos captured their beauty...thanks for sharing!

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    1. Dear Nancy.
      Thank you. My wife and I were there forgetting all of things.

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  11. Beautiful colors! I cant wait for flowers to return to my area... Spring cannot come soon enough!

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    1. Dear Sarah.
      Thank you. I hope Spring will come soon around your area.

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  12. こんにちは、3枚目のカイトサーフィンですが、青い海に、青いカイトが決まってますね。フレームもばっちりで、この写真は最高です。他にハイビスカスを下から撮った写真、オオハマボウ、ノアサガオなんかも綺麗で素晴らしいです。撮ってるご本人は気付かないと思うのですが、毎週写真を拝見していると、最近メキメキと腕を上げられてるのがわかります。

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    1. 弘世旅空様
       こんばんは。カイトサーフィンと言う名前ですか知りませんでした。
       部屋から望遠で何枚も撮り、その中から1枚アップしました。
       貴兄にお褒めいただくと、とても嬉しいです。

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  13. Wonderful photos! Looks like you had a lovely vacation.

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  14.  Dear Gunilla.
    Thank you. We had nice days in this island.

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  15. Adorable view of the beach, beautiful flora and fauna, a little paradise on Earth :)

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  16. What a wonderful journey you had! The pictures are amazing, the beach looks so beautiful. Plus all those colorful flowers around you, must have been a heavenly place.
    Have a nice day Minoru :)

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    1. Dear Arti.
      Thank you. The trip was very good for us. Happy day to you.

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  17. Beautiful series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  18. The water looks so nice and refreshing. I wish I am traveling now.

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  19. Wonderful images - and it seems that you had a wonderful trip! Am so jealous...

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  21. Beautiful images! I love all the variety of flowers! Right now we're in the middle of winter with freezing rain and sleet! You certainly brighten my day!

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  22. What a beautiful place! The blue water looks so inviting.

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  23. Visiting from Walk and Click ~ What fantastic photography of a wonderful place to vacation!

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  24. I'm visiting from Walk and Click, too. What a beautiful place! That first photo took my breath away.

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  25. Now THIS is really my dream spot ... I just love water. Even here in Colorado, I look for trails that circle a lake or follow a creek or river, but this is lovely. And the flowers are gorgeous. The little soldier carb is sweet. I always delight in seeing what you share in Walk and Click Wednesdays!

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  26. おかえりなさい。冬の旅行は南ですね! 暖かい所からもどられると温度差で東京の寒波も余計寒く感じられるのでは?この一週間は特に寒く、奈良でも雪が舞っています。(でも、積もりません) ミナミコメツキガニ、甲羅の色が素敵! 青い宝石を身に着けているようです。

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    1. Dear sturdast.
      こんにちは。私も東京に戻ってとても寒いです。この蟹は小さくてすぐ砂に潜ってしまうので、撮るのが大変でした。

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  27. I wish I could go here! I've just returned from South Africa, and I'm freezing in Tokyo. I'd forgotten how cold it can be. (It was 38 degrees in Stellenbosch on the day I left.)

    Beautiful, idyllic spot.

    I also took photos of bougainvillea and lots of fynbos. I'll publish it for you ASAP.

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    1.  Dear Rurousha.
      Hi! Welcome to Japan again. I miss you. I hope you would drink a cup of Rooibos Tea to overcome the cold weather.

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  28. ✿✿彡
    Paisagens lindas!
    Flores maravilhosas!
    Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos do Brasil
    ¸.•°✿✿彡

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  29. 川平湾の写真はある旅行会社、空港だったかも?で見かけたポスターのようです。 素晴らしいです。日本と言っても大昔は異国だったのですから、別世界ですね。 石垣島、ぜひ行ってみたいところです。

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    1. Dear Akemi sama.
      こんばんは。このポストまで見ていただいて嬉しいです。羽田から石垣島へは直行便が出ています。便利になりました。

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