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髦民沖繩遊記#07。被太平洋環抱的海中道路 Mid-Sea Road (Kaichu-doro)

髦民沖繩遊記#07
被太平洋環抱的海中道路

離開本部町,我們之後就返回沖繩最大的城市﹣那霸。沖繩是一個超大的島+無數小群島組成,而且高低起伏,對於平常都是 hea 踩的我們來說,回到那霸的第二天,我們就租了一台車,然後把單車拆掉前輪然後放在後尾箱,來個自駕 + 單車遊,隨心的想到哪裡就去。(再次提醒所有想在沖繩踩單車的朋友,記得一定要做好防曬和計劃好路程)結果我們就發現了另一個密密地方﹣「海中道路 / かいちゅうどうろ」。

沖繩有不下數十甚至過百的島嶼,其中有些有道路連接著,有些則需搭船前往。而由於沖繩(琉球群島)就在太平洋上,我們的結論是如果天氣好的話基本上所有有橋的地方都會立即變成一個小景點,基本上都可以用眼睛好好飽覽藍天和海洋~ 而這次我們來到的是名字雖然出奇地平凡,但景色卻應該算得上在沖繩數一數二。位於沖繩縣宇流麻市的一條公路,大家如果有打算自駕去泡瀨漁港 (題外話,老實講我地覺得不太 ok, 所有野都係冰鮮解凍,大家如果計劃會去的話不要抱太大期望)的話 ,不妨可以順路前往這裡看看。道路連接著勝連半島平安座島之餘,亦可通往濱比嘉島、宮城島伊計島等離島,全長4.7公里左右,兩邊景色基本上都是水天一色,美不勝收。所以我們非常推薦喜歡自駕或藍天碧海的朋友來「遊車河」,就算你沒有單車也不枉來過。

Okinawa Travelogue#07
Mid-Sea Road (Kaichu-doro)

Upon leaving Motobu, we returned to Naha, the largest city of Okinawa. Okinawa consists of one huge island and numerous smaller ones, with a mountainous terrain. As laid-back as always, we rented a car the second day we returned to Naha. We had the front wheels of our bikes removed and stowed in the luggage compartment, and had a “Driving + Biking Trip,” going wherever and whenever we wanted to. (Again, a friendly reminder to everyone who wants to do cycling in Okinawa: do put on sunscreen and plan your routes beforehand.) Eventually we discovered another secret spot: Kaichu-doro (Mid-Sea Road, Japanese: かいちゅうどうろ).

Okinawa has up to or even over a hundred islands. Some of them are connected by roads, while some others are to be reached only by boats. Given its location in the Pacific Ocean, anywhere in Okinawa (Ryukyu Islands) with a bridge in sight can well be a scenic spot. Despite its ordinary name, the place we came this time, which is a highway in Uruma City of Okinawa Prefecture, probably has the best views in Okinawa. If you’re driving to the Awase fish market (by the way, the fish market is so-so… nothing but frozen food. Don’t expect too much if you’re planning to go there), just drop by and check it out. The highway connects the Katsuren Peninsula and the Henza Island, and also leads to other islands like the Hamahiga, Miyagi and Ikei Islands. It is about 4.7 kilometre-long, with stunning views of different shades of blue all the way through. We strongly recommend road-trip lovers and everyone who loves the sea and the sky to do a ride here, even if you don’t have a bike.

沖繩 海中道路 bike the moment 海中道路 髦民沖繩遊記#07。被太平洋環抱的海中道路 Mid-Sea Road (Kaichu-doro) 160713 155618這裡其實基本上是預大家開車過來(或者應該說是自駕才能來到),旁邊有個超大的停車場。估計平時應該會非常多人,可能因為今日是平日,又或者我們太早來,黃昏應該會是另一個絕色美景。我們一落車就直接裝好單車前輪開始踩。左邊是停車場,右邊就是海,上邊就是猛烈的太陽。
Basically Kaichu-doro can only be reached by driving a car, so there’s a huge carpark right next to it. It is probably packed with people most of the time, but perhaps we came on a weekday, or arrived too early – the view’s probably just as great during sunset. We hopped off our car, put the front wheels back onto the bikes and hit the road at once! We biked with the carpark on our left, the sea on our right, and the burning sun over our heads.

 

沖繩 海中道路 bike the moment 海中道路 髦民沖繩遊記#07。被太平洋環抱的海中道路 Mid-Sea Road (Kaichu-doro) 160713 152947看著 Queenie 一直往前衝,我也不打算追了,寧願慢慢散步一下。和我們在本部町見到的浜元海岸線一樣,這裡海邊也有非常整齊的防波提,猶如一排長長的觀眾席給遊人坐下。
Queenie was going all the way forward, so I decided not to follow but took a stroll. Like the Hamamoto Coastline in Motobu, the shore here is outlined by an orderly-arranged breakwater, just like an extended spectator stand for tourists.

 

沖繩 海中道路 bike the moment 海中道路 髦民沖繩遊記#07。被太平洋環抱的海中道路 Mid-Sea Road (Kaichu-doro) 160713 153021向右手邊看會見到有個小海灘,這裡的名字叫作金武灣。我們來的時候人煙稀少,偶爾會見到一兩群年輕人或情侶在散步。基本上全部都是本地人,聽到的都是日文。這裡有個非常漂亮的海中瞭望台,我們的目標就是去那裡~
To the right you’ll find a small beach named Kin Bay. There weren’t many people around, just one or two young couples. They were basically locals, we heard only Japanese. There is a lovely lookout at the sea, and that’s where we were heading to!

 

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今天的天氣其實對遊人來說是比較好的,天空不時有雲層飄過遮擋下~ 如果是100%藍天的話應該會很快曬死。所以亦順便提提大家,可以盡量選擇日落西斜的時候才來,一來沒這麼熱,二來拍照的光線也會比較有層次。如果用長焦距的鏡頭拍攝會拍到「壓縮」的效果,好像真的再海中心似的。Queenie 已經急不及待的沖了下去。
The weather that day was great for tourists. Some clouds were there occasionally so we had a little bit cover, or else we’d be burnt. Therefore, we suggest coming here during the sunset. It’d not be as hot, and the light during sunset could enliven the photos with different layers. If you use a telephoto lens, you could achieve a “compressed” effect, looking as if you’re really in the middle of the ocean. Queenie rocketed down immediately.

 

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走出海中瞭望台,回望後面的景色,海面波光粼粼非常漂亮。
Looking back from the lookout, the shimmering sea is such a pleasant sight.

 

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海真的是完全藍綠色的,而且可以見到海床。這屬於南國的靛藍已深深印在我們腦海裡。
The sea is turquoise in colour and clear enough for the seabed to be seen. This indigo of the South will always be on our minds.

 

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走的時候回看一下金武灣,發現可以見到清澈的海床。其實我們沒想過這裡原來這麼舒服這麼漂亮,不然我們也想學他們那樣跳下水裡。可知道高達三十幾度的高溫見到沖繩的海水是多麼令人有想跳下去的衝動。
As we looked back to Kin Bay upon return, we found ourselves looking through the water right at the seabed. We had never expected it to be so breezy and beautiful there, or we’d have plunged into the water. The water of Okinawa is so tempting in such a hot day!

 

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如果從那霸開車過來的話路程大概是40km,約莫一小時左右。其實那霸市中心附近也有很多沙灘,我們做功課時就找到例如有波之上海灘、宜野灣海濱公園 Tropical Beach 等等。那些海灘當然非常漂亮和有特色,不過相信都已經被各大大小小的 blogger 介紹過非常熱門,所以遊客的數目應該也不會少吧。如果想享受一個完全寧靜或不受打擾的下午,這裡相信是非常不錯的選擇,就像這些當地人年輕人一樣吧!
A car-ride from Naha is around 40 km and takes about one hour. There are many beaches near the Naha city centre: the Naminoue Beach, Ginowan Tropical Beach… and the list goes on. They are certainly beautiful and unique but have probably been covered by many bloggers and are very popular – if not too popular – among tourists. So if you’re looking for a quiet afternoon free from disturbance, this is probably a good choice. See all these local young people!

 

沖繩 海中道路 bike the moment 海中道路 髦民沖繩遊記#07。被太平洋環抱的海中道路 Mid-Sea Road (Kaichu-doro) 160713 155845如果大家落水的話,在沙灘的另一邊也有一些美景讓大家休息歇歇,如果和三五朋友來個小野餐或者坐下喝兩瓶啤酒真的不亦樂乎呢~  沙灘邊有這個「心肺蘇生法」的墻壁。雖然已經被塗滿塗鴉,不過這裡應該也是個游泳勝地(至少以前是)。
If you’re swimming, views on the other side of the beach are just as great. It’d be fun to come with a couple of friends and have a beer or a picnic as well. And here we have this wall with CPR illustrations, though covered with graffiti now, which tells a great deal about the popularity of the beach among swimmers (at least in the past).

 

沖繩 海中道路 bike the moment 海中道路 髦民沖繩遊記#07。被太平洋環抱的海中道路 Mid-Sea Road (Kaichu-doro) 160713 155418這是我們覺得最棒的角度之一,這裡沒有便利店,不過日本的汽水機根本多到不用找便利店。沒想到的是真的有寶礦力🤘🏻
This is one of the best angles. There’s no convenient store here, but vending machines are basically everywhere in Japan so you need not find a convenient store. What surprised us is that they do have Pocari Sweat

 

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這裡就是另一邊,同樣是非常令人忘憂的地方,如果沒有準備下水的話,就可以來這邊坐坐。整個防波堤壩都做得非常整齊和漂亮呢。
This is the other side, which is equally relaxing. If you are not prepared to swim, just come and sit here. The breakwater dam is so orderly and lovely.

小提示
確實位置:google search “海中道路”
自駕導航 map code : 499 576 274*41
注意事項:不建議烈日當空正午時間來,夕陽的時候應該會最完美

Remarks
Exact Location: google “Kaichu-doro”
GPS Map Code: 499 576 274*41
Note: try to avoid coming in the mid-day. Sunset should be the perfect timing.

story & photos by Hughes
translated by 真真

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