When we moved to the greater Seattle area, we knew we’d be in for some rain. They don’t call it Mt. Rainier for nothing – it’s rainier here than most places. But there was an aspect of Seattle that we didn’t quite expect—the dark side of Seattle.
I don’t mean “dark” figuratively. I mean it quite literally. Yesterday, the sunset was at 4:34pm. And since it’s so overcast, it was dark by 4:15pm. We’ve heard that come December, it will be dark by 3:30pm, even though the sun won’t set until 4:20pm.
This is going to be a very depressing winter, we can tell already. The summer was pretty fabulous overall though. It got a lot hotter than we wanted it too—especially considering we don’t have A/C. When it was getting up to 85°-88° in the townhouse during the afternoon, that was pretty rough. But the sun shined for about 85 days, and it was generally beautiful. The scenery out here is spectacular. I definitely recommend visiting out here in August if you can.