Summer seems to have gone away here in Kushiro while most part of Japan Islands is just in the middle of the hot, humid and sticky season. It is so cool that even I, who is sensitive to heat, sometimes feel that a long sleeve jacket is necessary. It is cooler than I had expected and it means that I'm really satisfied with this pleasant weather for now. However, I was a little bit surprised to find a heater was on when I went into the usual restaurant for lunch. I was thinking about staying in this city until September, but it might get colder than I am expecting within two months. As I know Tokyo is too hot in September while Kushiro is too cold, I may have to find another moderate city to stay in. Sapporo, Otaru or Hakodate, all of which are the cities on Hokkaido Island, are the next proposed sites.