We met up with a few of John's friends and I ate a refreshing Thai chicken salad. After lunch John dropped me off at the cabin so that I could enjoy being a beach bunny once again. I laid on the sun warmed sand and read a little bit more while I waited for the high tide to roll in. I was getting a little impatient and noticed the water had gone up quite a bit but was still low. As I swam out I kept getting turned around and thinking I was swimming out further from the shore was only swimming parallel to it. The current was so strong I didn't even realize it had pushed me sideways. The current was also so strong that the water visibility was absolutely horrible and I could barely see in front of me. I didn't swim for very long because of the reason and decided just to enjoy my book some more until John got off work. He had planned a date night for us and I was very excited.
This is the second time John has taken me bowling on a military base. Both times I have won (I may be chuckling to myself right now). It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed the quality one on one time doing a fun activity together. Before bowling we had walked around the BX (air force exchange shopping thing) and looked at Japanese vendors as well as looked for some souvenirs for family. We even got dinner out after bowling. It was a fun evening and overall I enjoyed my day. I even got an awesome sketchbook that I am very excited to start filling with my ideas from being in Japan.
However, there was a sad element to my day. After the unsuccessful snorkel adventure I washed and dried all of my equipment including my camera. After letting my camera dry I looked through the blurry images and set it aside for the bowling adventure. But, when I went to take pictures of John and I at the bowling alley my camera would not even respond to say the battery was dead. When we returned and changed batteries to see if that was the cause, we ruled it out and now not only do I have broken computer, but also broken camera. Hopefully in next couple of days I can put some more images up and track down the cliff jumping video as well. I am sorry for the lack of visuals and hope that my words could paint a picture for you until then.
All the best for everyone back home. I will be heading there soon and will miss Japan deeply.