I managed to sleep in until nearly 9AM, which is quite a feat for me (though, I attribute it to the ear plugs/eye mask). For once, Risa was up early, and had been drying out our futons, and washing our clothes/sheets.
I don’t know why, but I’d been craving a burger from Pelican Burger in Kutchan, so we made plans to meet some Niseko friends there for lunch. It’s a good burger, but maybe its just nostalgia, because while it was tasty, it wasn’t mind blowing. I think I had placed unfair expectations upon it. I don’t remember it being so… messy. Anyway, it was a nice lunch with friends.
We were sitting around at a friends house, when he rushed inside to tell us to check out the sky. It was AMAZING! The sky had exploded with orange/pink hues. Of course, I quickly grabbed my camera and tried as hard as I could to capture it before it faded. By the time I got into a position that was free of powerlines etc, it had already begun to fade (seriously, 5 minutes max).
In the evening, we caught up with more friends (Niseko is such a small town, you always see the same people where ever you go) at Abucha. A friend had to return to Australia for visa reasons. Even though we were in town only a few weeks ago, it was good to see everyone again.
A nice, relaxing, slow-paced day. Just what we needed.