Ochiai Pond

Sometimes when the stresses of everyday life get to you, it's important to get away from it all — even if temporarily. On weekends I like to head out to a place called Ochiai Park which is about three kilometres northeast of my home and is easily accessed by following the long park that bisects the city. With typhoons on their way, the weather is finally starting to get comfortable enough to allow such a trek without risk of heat exhaustion. For those fortunate enough to go on a nice, summer's day, this is what they can expect to see:

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The pond doesn't have any fish, and it's almost completely empty during the winter months, but the calm waves in September and October are absolutely wonderful to watch. I like coming out this way and just sitting next to the water, watching the people, insects, and clouds roll by.