Monday, January 18, 2010
Rainy Days and Mondays
The Northwest coastal weather this time of the year is rainy the majority of the time. Light, soft rain, and hurricane force torrential squalls, all in the same hour.
We wear rain gear all the time, on short and long trips.
We don't use umbrellas. We wear Gore-Tex, a specialty material designed to keep us dry.
To travel anywhere, we cross rivers, creeks, forests and hamlets. Our roads are one-laners, curvy and blind, often crossed by deer, elk, turkeys and a variety of other animals.
After a good storm, be prepared to stop and wait for transportation workers to clear roads of fallen trees and other debris.
No wonder that we have so many micro-breweries to help us cope with cabin fever.