Day 38: Watching white caps from indoor vantage point. Stay off the boat. Today is windy! Although this weekend marked the opening of boating season, it was definitely not a good day for boating. That being said, a stormy day in Gig Harbor can set your mind at ease.
When I moved to Gig Harbor, I did so for many reasons, but mainly because no matter the weather, living in Gig Harbor … I am always reminded that Puget Sound is one of the most beautiful regions in the world. This is very important because living inland and dealing with the amount of rain, cold and gray/cloudy days, is difficult! The Harbor is surrounded by beauty and water views. Even if your house doesn’t have a view, you are minutes to water and driving across the bridge (which many people do everyday) forces you to appreciate nature’s beauty. A bad day in Gig Harbor brings plenty of action and changing scenery….whether it’s the rainbows diving into the Narrows, crashing white caps, or visible sheets of rain, tracking the storm forces you to change focus from the everyday monotony or chaos to appreciating the simple yet complex changes in nature. This in turn produces wonder and serotonin feeding our deficiencies from our lack of son and Spring! So, while we may complain that Spring has never sprung, there is reason to be thankful for what we do have here in Gig Harbor.
Yet another reason to love life in Gig Harbor!
Related story: The two brothers, age 16 and 21, took a ride in an 8-foot dingy and were caught in the tide and wind and carried further out into the bay between Fox Island and Pt. Fosdick at the southern tip of the Gig Harbor Peninsula this afternoon. Full story: http://gigharbor.komonews.com/content/bad-day-boat-trip-two-plucked-puget-sound