One thing I do love about summer is the abundance of big, fluffy clouds.
It’s continued to be extremely hot here in Nagoya. So much so, I spent almost all of my Summer Break in my room. With the exception of going to the Aquarium with V, I spent my waking hours watching DVDs or playing video games.
Any time spent outdoors (again save for the aquarium) has been after 6 or 7 pm. Even then it’s been pretty hot and muggy. Some nights, it was a trip to the nearest convenience store, while others was to the video shop.
Work starts again on Thursday, though this week will only be a three day one.
It’s kind of funny though: I looked forward to spending time outdoors this summer for the entirety of the winter and spring.
In Gamagori there is an island, just off shore, housing a collection of old Shinto Shrines. It’s a small island, not even a mile across.
Besides the shrines, there are beaches around the outer edge of the island which are known for their shellfish.
After paying respects at the various shrines, it’s a quick walk back from the exit, though not necessarily and easy one.
There is an uneven path set between the hill the shrines are perched upon and the surrounding beaches. Some places are quite steep, especially for those wearing inappropriate shoes. The walk is only about 15 to 20 minutes, depending on how many pictures you stop to take or shells you decided to collect.
My friends and I took about 40 minutes for obvious reasons.
We might be miles apart, but we’re always under the same sky, connected by the flow of the great oceans, and will never stop thinking about each other. I wish you all the happiness in the world.
So I met my replacement (at my current weekday school) today. Nice guy. He shadowed my classes and will be taking over starting tomorrow. Part of me is still hasn’t registered that my time there is over.
My usual morning view.
This is the little patch of sky I can see from my balcony, as I hang my laundry to dry.
This week is supposed to be beautiful, so I’m pretty excited. I hope it means I can go out for walks during lunch. I missed being able go outside, without freezing body parts off.