Friday, July 10, 2009

Weather Diseases

Hello. My name is Adrienne and I'm a weather amnesiac. But that's probably a good thing. At least it helps survive the wet coast. A few days ago we loaded up our little boat and headed out into Clayoquot Sound. It was raining. Really raining and it seemed like late fall instead of the middle of summer. We kind of felt like this...

But we loaded up anyhow. We were off to one of our favourite places in the sound, just a quick ride away, to spend some time alone, together. After dropping our gear we headed out for a long hike in the rain. We were cold and hungry and wet when we got back, but that was okay. The hike had been lovely, we had a roof over our heads, and dinner was quick and warm. A fire, some cribbage, and off to bed.

But that rainy day? Honestly, I have to think about how long ago it was because, as I said above, I have weather amnesia. Give me one sunny day and I can forgive — and honestly forget — the days of rain that might have come before it. So don't ask me how the weather has been, because I won't be able to tell you with any specificity as long as there are days like this every once in a while.

Have a wonderful weekend.

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1 comment:

  1. Okay - I'll bite (but I think I might be part of the excluded group!). Weather amnesia is a good term but for me it's the contrasts - there is nothing better after a cold rainy day outside than coming in from it and warming up - makes it all worthwhile!