Although it wasn’t much, we’ve already experienced our first bit of snow this year; just after Thanksgiving. As you can see from this photo, snow doesn’t stop us from getting on the water. It always surprises me when people act so shocked that we’d paddle in cold weather. I mean, people certainly ski in the snow.
Still, here in the Puget Sound we’ll get a dusting once or twice a season, but rarely anything that really sticks. On this day, when we saw that we had accumulated a couple of feet of the stuff Theresa, and I anxiously grabbed our boats and headed to the water. What struck me first, was how the snow dampened the sound. The sounds I’m used to hearing but not pay attention to, were conspicuously absent. My second realization was how clean and bright everything look. A totally new and scrubbed clean world.
Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. – John Ruskin
Hard to say what this winter is going to bring us; we’ve had some snow, but the weather over the last 12 months has been anything but predictable. To be honest, at this point, and we really haven’t even hit the official start to winter, I take anything besides rain!