We’ve had a few relatively warm, sunny days but now we are back into the typical Pacific Northwest spring weather pattern of scattered rain showers. In this part of the country, a 50% chance of showers does not mean that there is a 50-50 chance of rain, it means that it is raining and you have a 50% chance of being in the area where the rain is coming down. You can be standing in the sun under a clear blue sky, look across a valley and see rain less than five or six miles away. This time of year it’s all about dodging the storms.
The alternating days of sun and rain mean that things start to grow really fast around here. You can literally watch grass grow. In the span of about ten days, the pear trees have blossomed and now the wind and rain are blowing the fading blooms off the trees. The trees in the forest that had bare branches over the winter are starting to sprout the new season’s foliage and everything is various shades of green.
The scattered showers make for some challenging riding conditions. In some places, there hasn’t been any rain and the trail is mostly dry and tacky. In the spots where that has been a moderate amount of rain, the trail looks pretty good but is actually very slippery, especially under pine straw or leaves. Unfortunately, in other spots there are puddles and mud where the trail has been damaged by bikers riding on the trail when it was too wet to ride.
Looks like rain for the next few days, probably get some of that video editing work done. Should have the Kayak Fishing In San Diego Bay videos finished and posted on the watermanatwork.com website shortly.