At this time of year and here at 47° 40' N, this happens pretty early. But I like it because it gets me up and gets me going early. I have always been a morning person... I like it when it is quiet, the water is calm, and the only sounds come from the gulls.
So we rise and enjoy a cup of coffee, watching the world wake up.
But then you see it: tendrils of fog creeping down the bluff behind the marina. And you know... that the dreaded Marine Layer has arrived.
The marine layer is a meteorological phenomenon that occurs here - a foggy/misty low cloud layer that (I understand) blows in from the Pacific. It can turn a beautiful sunny morning into a damp funk, accompanied by the sad sound of fog horns drifting in from the Sound.
Eventually, hours later, the sun burns thru the layer. But by then I am inside, at work. Operating on the sunlight gathered up earlier.
I am solar powered.