Saturday, April 28, 2012

Ferry to Ie Island from the Motobu Port

We have talked about the ferry ride to Ie Island all week. The kids have been on their best behavior, well, for the most part. They didn't want to lose the chance to go on a boat. We drove up to the Motobu Port which was about an hour and a half from our house. It poured the whole drive up there. As soon as we got on the boat the rain stopped but the clouds looked very threatening. We lucked out though, just a few sprinkles here and there. I haven't seen my kids this excited for something in a long time. They just thought it was the coolest thing ever. They all stood the entire time, which was only about 25 minutes. We saw some flying fish which was pretty cool.

The Gang



The ferry was actually pretty big. I was thinking it was going to be smaller, mainly because everything here is smaller by American standards. The ferry ride back was pretty empty. We had the front area to ourselves. It is hadn't been so cloudy and overcast, the ocean would have looked amazing. We will have to go again on a clear day.
Ie Island
Cooper and Parker were buddy buddy today. Carson and Hannah always tend to stay together. Emma and Addie are inseparable. That leaves these two. I think its great. They were so cute. Parker was tired and Cooper offered his lap as a pillow.
It was pretty windy on the way back. This area was like a wind tunnel. The kids all just loved it! We all loved the ferry ride. It is something we will do again for sure!