So just before a very big dinner of delicious Hokkaido specialties, we decided to take a stroll at sunset by the edge of the lake.
Hokkaido is about the same latitude as Europe so it’s very cold, and at least 10 degrees colder than Tokyo. Fortunately we were well prepared for the cold, so we headed out into the forest and walked down to the lake.
How beautiful and peaceful it was to be amidst all this nature, especially as there was no one else around.
AUTUMN IN HOKKAIDO
We saw snow on the nearby mountains, and some of the trees were dramatically lit up to showcase their flaming autumn colours.
And then, as we walked around the lake, towards a footbridge at one end, it began to snow ever so lightly, making everything so pretty, and reminding me of a poem by Robert Frost.