Imagine is closed for 4 days and I am enjoying a little break.
Mostly I am home, looking after my cat and his leg. But one day I went to Shioya, the other side of Otaru and enjoyed some kayaking time to see the Blue Cave and Window Rock.
Last year I tried to go here, but the weather wasn't good - this time was perfect. I was out on the water for 4 hours and loved the views.
I know that there is a Japanese superstition about not going into the sea at Obon, because the spirits will pull you under - but I am not Japanese - so maybe the spirits ignored me!