|Kayaks in Bellingham Bay|
Last Saturday, four of us masked walkers met on a very foggy day and decided to enjoy the walk that Melanie and I attempted the week before and had to call off because of heavy winds, along with rain (which we took for granted). We saw these kayakers on our way back, as the fog began to lift a little. We had no rain, and by the time we finished the five-mile walk, the sun was shining brightly.
At this time of the year, we fully expect to have rain most days, and we have not been "disappointed" in our rainfall so far this year. We have already had more rain than usual, and the next few days are supposed to be bringing us even more. Luckily, I have plenty of rain gear and much of it actually works. And for some reason, the weather gods have spared my Thursdays from the heaviest of the deluges, and even our Saturdays have fared pretty well.
This morning, when I left the house to walk to the bus, it was pouring and very windy, but now it's calm and relatively dry. You just can't tell from one day to the next what we'll be seeing, but I intend to use my rain gear to the fullest. With Covid keeping us all practicing social distances and keeping me from hanging out with friends, I really need the exercise.
Oh, and by the way, the way my city has altered bus riding, I feel quite safe and protected while riding. Every other seat is blocked off, everyone is wearing a mask, and a total of only 9-10 people can ride at a time. When there are more people than that, another bus follows behind the first bus to carry overflow riders and pick up new ones. And the buses are sanitized after every route. It seems to be working well, although the county case count is going up after the Christmas and New Year's gatherings.
I can hardly wait to get the vaccine. We are supposed to keep up our vigilance even after having received the second dose, since we are unsure whether a person can transmit the virus to others even when protected. This is definitely a tough time for so many of us! Please stay safe and don't go to any gatherings or parties for the foreseeable future, dear friends.