I spent the first half of my Friday in the library. It was extremely hot outside and the beach was crowded with soldiers and their families. I think a lot of the companies had beach parties and safety briefings. In the afternoon I read another library book and enjoyed the shade and smell of the ocean. After the work day was done John, one of his friends, and I went snorkeling. We went a lot further than I ever have before. We swam all the way out to where the waves were breaking and it got to the point that no matter how hard I tried to swim I wasn't moving. The water was really shallow where the waves break and we were able to stand and allow the waves to crash down on us. I saw quite a variety of sea life I hadn't got to see yet closer to shore. The water was a lot clearer further out and it was a lot of fun, especially with swimming buddies.
In the evening we had delicious ramen for dinner and then had a movie night. It was a nice relaxing day and even though I am not completely submerged in the Japanese culture, I am enjoying the Japanese island and the different aspects of life here. I love getting to go snorkeling and swimming every day and I love being able to read and relax. I wish everyone the best back home and will post more when I get access to internet again. Until then, I will be enjoying my vacation.