At the end of summer in 2016, looking back to the harsh head-to-head battle in Hokkaido Bank Curling Classic 2016, I was sitting on the beach of Ranshima, Otaru City.
No campers were there any more. So many families and groups swamped and fill up the beach every summer.
I felt the smell of autumn in the wind o the beach. The beach is facing the residential area. The residents living there might be relieved because they would not be annoyed by the sounds and noises at night any more that year.