I woke up early on our second day. It had rained all night and it was still drizzling. A shouted conference between our tents led to the decision to wait for a while and make a late start of it. So we waited until it was apparent that the rain was staying with us for the day. We ate breakfast and broke camp and started a long day of hiking in the rain.
I’ve just spent the last six days with my offspring. He’s a wonderful little man and we often get along just fine, but it rained most of the week so that we only left the house twice during those six days. That’s right, we were locked inside fortress Portmandia together for the better part of a week. I’m not sure how I managed it without drink, and only time will reveal the enormity of the coming therapy bills for the boy’s PTSD.
It has been a strange winter here in Little Bay Root. Fall was rather dry and rain didn’t really start to fall with regularity until January. Then we got all of our rain in the last three months along with a heaping helping of cold. We’ve had dustings of snow on at least three occasions in March. March!
The rainy season has finally arrived in Little Bay Root. We had a few false starts, but mostly it has been dry and cold, with a bit of moist to keep us on our tows. The current storm is the first real all-day rain that we’ve had all winter. Yesterday there was snow overnight and rain in the morning, so the morning commute was through wet slush. A sure recipe for cold riding.
I’ve now had my first real day of commuting in the rain for the season. In the morning I went for a run in the rain. Then I rode my bike to work in the rain. Finally, I rode home in the dark through gusty wind and rain. An exciting weather day here in Little Bay Root.