William Matheson (nova_one) wrote,
William Matheson
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91. Beach Barbeque

We had a beach barbeque today, which was also kind of a last hurrah with D. We invited the Japanese teachers; they all sent their regrets, but a few also sent beer. =)

The water was blissfully warm. I’m pretty sure it’s the warmest salt water I’ve ever swum in.

We had a little gazebo all to ourselves; I tried to stay under its shade most of the time, but I still got some sunburns. I really should have worn sunscreen, but I thought I could get away without it.

At some point I said, “You know, when I’m drunk and not working, I love this country!”

D. just gave me a bunch of maps and a flag of Nova Scotia. I’m going to need to get some more thumb tacks so that I can hang it all up.

I’m really looking forward to getting on the ferry and sailing away. I go a week from today. I’ll be calling TOPIA tomorrow to confirm my understanding of the departure time and cost. Masae (the woman who visited us in PEI 20 years ago) is expecting me in Tokyo; I don’t know if this will be just for coffee or tea or if she’ll actually invite me to her place to visit, but either is fine by me, and I’ll bring some Tokushima indigo-dyed omiyage in any case. There’s always the cybercafé! =)
Tags: beaches, japan, parties, plans, sunburns, swimming, travel
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