Trip to Canada
Thursday, July 16, 2015 - Friday, August 7, 2015.
My hometown of Guelph (pronounced "gwelf"), Ontario is a university city of about 130,000. There is a lot of greenery, so often when you look out at the city from a height, or even just walking around it is hard to think that you are surrounded by over a hundred thousand people. Every morning I walked to the local park and river to feed bread to the ducks and geese. Avoid the Canada Geese if they are grazing on the grass because they can be kind of aggressive, especially since they are protective of their young who hatched in June but are already quite large. The weather was often hot and humid with rain materializing out of the humidity. People ceaselessly warned about the weather. It was more than tiresome to listen to because as far as I was concerned the weather, although hot, was comfortable enough for me. The daytime conditions that people were hyperbolically describing as "dangerous" were almost exactly like the weather every night in Tokyo that I sleep in without an air conditioner in my apartment. I blame television Action Weather reports that report the weather as if it was combat journalism, cultivating a sense of fear among the public. It's a product of the Americanization of Canadian culture.
Friday, July 24-Sunday, July 26, 2015.
Saturday, August 1, 2015.