hibiscus and Adan
Continuing along the coast, we saw its slopes become gentler. Long beaches and coral reefs, rare until now, had appeared along with civilization along the shore.
Shrubberies of Hibiscus, the island’s designated flower, graced the semi-deserted parks and picnic areas where we made occasional landfall.
A fruit called “Adan” which resembles a pineapple yet inedible lined the sandy embankments. Soft drink vending machines (jidohanbaiki) had reappeared, bringing us back to the full convenience of civilization.