Today Liz and I risked our lives again by going back to the old runways (remember, the last time we ventured there we got lost for more than an hour, and Liz ended up with a sunburn...). This time, however, we remembered water, suntan lotion, and most important, a map!
There is a cluster of old WWII buildings--both Japanese and US--tied to the old airstrips.
There were air raid shelters, a Japanese air administration Building, Japanese air operations Building, Japanese Power Plant buildings, Japanese bomb storage and fuel dump bunkers (built into the side of limestone hills), and the Atomic Bomb loading pits.
The most interesting to me were the bomb shelters (they were so small inside!), and the storage bunkers. The bomb storage bunker had been blown-up, so there was nothing but pieces of the building left, and a few old bomb casings. The fuel bunker was still intact. Both bunkers were found by walking down a long valley (which may not have been natural--it may have been cut out of the hill also), which had been overgrown with large trees, creating an arbor effect.
As usual, I was the mule for the day as Liz took pictures. It is always fascinating to watch her--she always seems to 'see' things I miss, and gets into all kinds of strange positions in order to get just the right shot.