This week turned out to be a long and wonderful week! When I last wrote, I was...wait, I have to go look...
OK, so when we last talked, I was bemoaning the wind! Perhaps the photographic example will help explain my position. That thing blowing away is a fairly heavy sketchbook. That's all I'm sayin'...
So anyway, on Sunday afternoon, I met up with the ALT across town and the ALT who lives out on one of the islands. He was on his way somewhere else, so we all hung out for a while. We wound up eating dinner at the Russian restaurant, which was yummy.
The next day, Monday, three more ALTs arrived from further south in Hokkaido. They stayed at my apartment Monday and Tuesday nights, so I tagged around with them and pretended to be a tour guide.
Their first afternoon, we just hung around Wakkanai and did a few things in town. On Tuesday, we went to Rebun Island. It was a perfect day, and we had a lovely long rambling hike.
The weather was just gorgeous for hiking! The wind was a bit intense, but I suppose that's not too unusual!
Wednesday, we went to Cape Soya! It was my first time to actually stop there instead of whooshing past in a car!
It was insanely cold! And yet, we ate ice cream, anyway! Japan's northernmost ice cream!