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MOSS, FERNS, AND BLUE SKIES THROUGH THE CANOPY -- Three Miles from the Sea along the OKU RIVER | by Okinawa Soba (Rob)
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MOSS, FERNS, AND BLUE SKIES THROUGH THE CANOPY -- Three Miles from the Sea along the OKU RIVER

Standing on the moss-covered rocks to the left is my "River Guide", Mr. TSUYOSHI TAMAKI.

 

Tamaki-san was kind enough to drive me up to this hard-to-find spot on the river so that I could take a photo of a waterfall and pool known only to the locals (a photograph of which was already displayed in their fine little Village Museum).

 

www.flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/7142219751/

 

The falls, though not large, are picturesque, and have a fine swimming hole. Both the Falls and the river approach are almost completely covered with a jungle canopy.

 

As a past location scout for some motion picture and TV productions, I was impressed with this spot for it's long, flat, straight river run leading right to the falls --- just perfect for a suspended "Cable Cam" shot that has to follow a group of commandos or explorers up a Jungle River as they escape Predator Aliens from Mars who themselves are being chased by Autobot Drones from Venus.

 

The OKU RIVER, fed by other streams and waterfalls along its way, will increase in flow and volume until it passes through the grassy park in Oku Village, before emptying into the Philippine Sea.

 

The waters are clean, fresh, and cool for the entire length of the run.

 

LARGE VIEW : www.flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/6996132266/sizes/l/

 

沖縄 沖縄県 奥 北部 山原 やんばる

  

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RANDOM SOBA : www.flickriver.com/photos/24443965@N08/random/

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Taken on May 3, 2012