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CHATAN – Retired Air Force Senior Master Sergeant and avid surfer, Todd Christensen of Sunabe, 54, spotted several divers in the water along the Sunabe Seawall in distress on Friday, February 9th, 2019 at approximately 11:30 AM. Christensen took notice of an ongoing rescue effort to get people out of the water in the rapidly deteriorating situation that they were in. There was an unknown individual that came out from a local dive shop with a rope. Christensen and the unnamed person then...
The first time that we took Marron to the beach at Senega Island after officially adopting her, she went absolutely crazy. It looked like she had never stepped foot on sand before. At first, she was a little skittish about the whole situation, though, it could've been just her in a new place with new people that she was unfamiliar with. However, as soon as she found out that she could start digging holes in the sand and how fun it was—as well as how great it tasted—we didn't want to leave...
Marron Matters is a series on our blog that follows Marron, our lovable adoptee from Okinawan-American Animal Rescue Society (OAARS), and her new family around Okinawa to anywhere willing to accommodate pets or where allowed. My wife, who was already interested in Marron, without showing me the picture of her, told me to visit an OAARS event on Kadena one day. Out of the many dogs and cats there, Marron immediately struck my eye and was so friendly—I wanted to take her home right away...
While there's no true replacement for those fitness freaks on Okinawa missing their dose of the approximate 260 grueling steps to the top of the Stairway to Heaven, here are two alternatives that you might enjoy until its reopening, rumored to be sometime in March of 2019, or anytime after for that matter. Both of these stairways are dwarfed by the Stairway to Heaven, but they will give your quads, hamstrings, calves, and shins (anterior tibialis) a great workout nonetheless. The Ankle...