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髦民沖繩遊記#05。沖繩海洋博公園 Okinawa Ocean Expo Park 海洋博公園 髦民沖繩遊記#05。沖繩海洋博公園 Okinawa Ocean Expo Park 160712 122513 copy 1080x700

髦民沖繩遊記#05。沖繩海洋博公園 Okinawa Ocean Expo Park

髦民沖繩遊記 #05
沖繩海洋博公園

本部町旅程的最後一站,我們踩到來沖繩的海洋博公園,這裡亦是沖繩水族館的所在地。大家常常見到照片遊人站在超大的水族館前有三條大鯨鯊的地方就是這裡。這次我們未有在裡面逗留很久,因為下午我們就要趕著回那霸,所以這裡我們主要和大家分享踩單車來一路的經歷。要注意的是公園裡面不可以踩單車或任何滾軸類的東西,不過一如其他日本的地標,他們都會提供單車泊位,讓大家可以安頓好慢慢遊覽。如果想安全一點的朋友可以帶單車鎖,我們當時完全沒有鎖。

上集講到,我們到達浜元海岸線休息了一會,之後便要繼續上路前進。剩下來的路應該是本次旅程最辛苦的一段 xp

Okinawa Travelogue #05
Okinawa Ocean Expo Park

Here comes our last stop in Motobu throughout our cycling voyage in Okinawa – Okinawa Ocean Expo Park, also where the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium located, people used to take a snapshot with those three giant whale sharks in front of the entrance. We did not spent much time in the Aquarium since we need to hack back to Naha right in the afternoon. Hence, we rather would like to share more about how we cycle along the way. Reminder: cycling or rolling skating inside the park is NOT allowed. But as usual in Japan, there will be parking spots for settling your bike, you may want to bring a lock if you want to be more secure, for quick info: we did not lock our bike AT ALL at that time.

Previously mentioned in the last note, we have had a little rest at Hamamoto Coastline before we continue, then the remaining part might become the most difficult part of the journey.

沖繩 本部町 Okinawa Motobu 海洋博公園 髦民沖繩遊記#05。沖繩海洋博公園 Okinawa Ocean Expo Park 160712 113820浜元海岸線 去海洋博公園的路並沒有什麼特別的風景或有趣的東西。我們在努力的前進,途中忽然聽到有羊的叫聲,一開始還以為是人扮的,看清楚原來是個小羊棚,有十幾隻羊。明顯分成幾個羊家族。見到羊在對著我們不停地叫,我們當然忍不住過去逗玩一下。我們隨手在地上撿起一些草,他們就不停搶食。
Along the roadside when we were heading to Ocean Expo Park from Hanamoto Coastline, there are not much special or interesting scenery that will catch your eyeballs. But, suddenly, we heard sheep sounds en route, at first we thought it is cosplay by human but when we looked closer, there were a dozens of sheep in a shed, and apparently they are divided into several clans. Seeing the sheep kept yelling in front of us, of course we cannot help teasing them. They kept grabbing, whenever we just picked up some straws readily.

 

沖繩 本部町 Okinawa Motobu 海洋博公園 髦民沖繩遊記#05。沖繩海洋博公園 Okinawa Ocean Expo Park 160712 115802之後一段路因為太曬(此時是大約正午一時)加上上斜,所以基本上都沒拍什麼照片。大約20分鐘左右,我們見到路邊有間刨冰店。那時我們基本上都已經半喪失理智,由於沙漠中見到綠洲一樣立即衝過去~
The last section of the journey is too shiny (it is around 1 pm at noon time) plus we are climbing uphill, that’s why we didn’t take much photos. After around 20 minutes, we saw a store selling shave ice! Basically we are mentally lost at that moment, just like when you see an oasis in a desert, you can’t control yourself from rushing towards.

 

沖繩 本部町 Okinawa Motobu 海洋博公園 髦民沖繩遊記#05。沖繩海洋博公園 Okinawa Ocean Expo Park 160712 121504可以預計的是,在這麼人煙罕至的小山丘上的一個路邊小亭,我們花了差不多10分鐘才跟老闆娘搞清楚 menu 上的是什麼。
But still we could have imagined that, on such a sparsely populated hill where this roadside kiosk located, we have spent around 10 minutes for exploring what is on the menu and what it means before we successfully ordered.

 

沖繩 本部町 Okinawa Motobu 海洋博公園 髦民沖繩遊記#05。沖繩海洋博公園 Okinawa Ocean Expo Park 160712 120156幸好最後有驚無險,我們點到了想要的刨冰。可以想象,在應該有大約40度的高溫下攀上完一段小山丘,然後見到這個刨冰在我們面前,我想說的是,影完相的三十秒內整杯已經被移平~
Luckily, we have ordered what we wanted. At a hill with the temperature above 40°C, the shaved ice has been flattered just after 30 seconds.

 

沖繩 本部町 Okinawa Motobu 海洋博公園 髦民沖繩遊記#05。沖繩海洋博公園 Okinawa Ocean Expo Park 160712 052439吃完之後我們繼續踩30秒,發現原來我們已經來到海洋博公園的入口。這裡為大家送上的是早上6am的照片。因為我們昨晚住的酒店其實就在旁邊,所以其實今天早上6am 時我亦專程出去晨運一下,感受一下南國早上清晨的海風。雖然是夏天,不過太陽剛剛出來,感覺還是充滿涼意。之後在公園的北面的停車場發現了這個對我們來說非常重要的”駐輪所”,雖然估計也不會有太多人踩單車來(通常都是駕車),但如果大家有單車的話就可以泊在這裡。
We continue our journey after the break, just 30 seconds later, we found that we have already arrived the park entrance. Here comes a picture taken at 6 in the morning.  This spot is meant so important to us – The Wheel Field, although we don’t think many people will bike to here (normally they will drive instead). If you are biking like us, you could park your bike here.

 

沖繩 本部町 Okinawa Motobu 海洋博公園 髦民沖繩遊記#05。沖繩海洋博公園 Okinawa Ocean Expo Park 160712 052459分開一格格,把尾輪鎖著鐵柱就 ok。其實我們下午來到時都沒有鎖,就這樣放在這裡。一來是因為沒有帶鎖,而來是附近其實就是一個出入口,警衛就一直站在旁邊。
The parking area is divided into sections, which you could just lock the bike into the iron pillar. Fun fact: we just leave our bike there without locking it, because in fact, there is a guard standing at the gateway nearby.

 

沖繩 本部町 Okinawa Motobu 海洋博公園 髦民沖繩遊記#05。沖繩海洋博公園 Okinawa Ocean Expo Park 160712 052732早上6am 我來的時候還未開門。下午再來的時候就已經吃了刨冰,所以最後也沒有嘗試,不過後來找機會吃了他的分店,非常好吃,建議要食~
Where I arrive here at 6 a.m., it is not yet open, when I come here again in the afternoon, it is already the time for shave ice, but finally we have chance to try his other branches, it is DELICIOUS, you need to try it!

 

沖繩 本部町 Okinawa Motobu 海洋博公園 髦民沖繩遊記#05。沖繩海洋博公園 Okinawa Ocean Expo Park 160712 052934心中懷著幻想以為可以進去晨運,結果一如所料的就是還沒開門~估計我們亦是第一個太早來到這裡的遊客。
It is with hope that we could enter for a morning walk, but it is closed as expected. It is assumed that we are the earliest tourist there in the early morning.

 

沖繩 本部町 Okinawa Motobu 海洋博公園 髦民沖繩遊記#05。沖繩海洋博公園 Okinawa Ocean Expo Park 160712 122513然後一轉眼這就是我們下午回來的時候。如果天氣好到像我們這樣的話,就可以清楚看見對面的伊江島,感覺真的好虛幻,完全就是卡通片裡的場面。進入公園是免費的(水族館就另外買票),裡面非常大,只是散步的話估計應該可以逛2﹣3小時,可惜的是裡面不能使用任何有軸輪的東西例如單車,roller、滑板等等。由於我們已經消耗了一定的體力,所以今次也只使在裡面隨便走走,況且剛好烈日當空,大家幾乎都是躲在有蔭的地方下。
With a blink of the eye, here comes to the afternoon when we are back. We can even see the Lejima Island very clearly with a nice weather, it is so unreal, almost like we are in the cartoon scenes. It is free for entering the park (tickets needed for the Aquarium), it is huge inside, it will spend you 2-3 hours if by leisure walk, although it is a pity that you can’t use anything with wheels, e.g. bikes, roller, skateboard etc. Since we have already consumed certain amount of our energy, it is nice to have a walk inside, and with the burning sun outside, I would rather stay in somewhere sheltered.

 

沖繩 本部町 Okinawa Motobu 海洋博公園 髦民沖繩遊記#05。沖繩海洋博公園 Okinawa Ocean Expo Park 160712 123555海洋博公園是為了紀念1975年在這裡舉行的一場世界級海洋博覽會而在原址建成的。現在水族館已經成為沖繩最重要最吸引的地標之一(非常可惜今次沒機會去,大家會來的話一定不可以錯過)。我們一直沿著樓梯走到最下面,就會來到海豚的表演場館,每天都有時間規定會有表演,而且都是免費的。只要預好時間來霸個靚位就可以~
Ocean Expo Park is built to commemorate the world-class Ocean Expo is held in 1975 right here. Nowadays, the Aquarium becomes one of the most attractive landmarks here in Okinawa. (It is sad that we don’t have change to go there this time, don’t miss out if you come here!)  When we go down along the stairs, we will arrive the performance arena of dolphin, they will have a fixed time slot for performance each day for free. The only thing you need to do is to grab a nice seat to enjoy.

 

沖繩 本部町 Okinawa Motobu 海洋博公園 髦民沖繩遊記#05。沖繩海洋博公園 Okinawa Ocean Expo Park 160712 124636旁邊有一個海豚訓練池,旁觀者可以近距離看到。其實當時旁邊有超多小朋友在圍著看,訓練員總會叫海豚同大家玩,比我們海洋公園的接觸更 close 🙂
Next to the venue, it is the dolphin training pool which visitors can have a close look to dolphins. At that time, there are many kids around to see the dolphins training, the trainer will always gather the dolphins to have fun with people, we get so close to the dolphins even closer when we are in the Hong Kong Ocean Park.

 

沖繩 本部町 Okinawa Motobu 海洋博公園 髦民沖繩遊記#05。沖繩海洋博公園 Okinawa Ocean Expo Park 160712 070033逛了半小時左右我們便回去了,因為之後就要趕著三點鐘前往那霸。臨走時再好好看看這片沖繩的海,期待九月的時候能夠再來!
We are heading back after half-hour get-around as we wish to arrive Naha by 3 p.m. We’ve took a good look for this beautiful Okinawa Coast before our leave, looking forwards to come here again in September!

 

沖繩 本部町 Okinawa Motobu 海洋博公園 髦民沖繩遊記#05。沖繩海洋博公園 Okinawa Ocean Expo Park 160712 053500最後再送上一站今天早上6am 時的照片,真的好久沒試過看日出了:)
Last but surely not least, include this picture taken at six in the morning, it’s been a while for the last time we were able to see the sunset.

提示
-請小心中暑,尤其夏天
-請準備足夠水分補充及防曬
-沿路是斜路,一般人或會需要推車

Remarks
-beware of heat stroke especially during summer
-please bring enough water and sun screen
-the slope may be demanding to normal cyclist

story & photos : Hughes
translated : Ian Tissue

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