Now don't get me wrong here. We live in Seattle completely by choice - we feel it is one of the premier cruising locations in the US. In fact, we agree with Tom & Dawn of s/v Warm Rain, recently returned from cruising the South Pacific to "the grandeur of the Pacific Northwest."
I love the nautical ambiance of mist and rain on the water. I enjoy the lush, lush greenery that the rain brings.
And yet when I am honest with myself, I admit to being jealous of those who already have suntans. And I find myself longing for those days and nites when the ports and hatches on the boat stay open all the time, when a pair of shorts and a Hawaiian shirt are comfortable attire.
It is coming; I know it is. The long season of Woebegone is nearly over.
I want to wear my Hawaiian shirt.