sunset [202/365]

sunset_northendWe’re always in for spectacular sunsets up here, on the 9th floor.

Certain days they’re more spectacular than usual … when it’s been foggy and damp all day, like it was this last Monday.

Fundy Fog was extremely dense all day. The rest of the province was under an excessive heat warning, but not us here.

Gerry’s son, Kevin, was driving down here from Quebec City on that day. He said all the way down to, around Westfield (which is just a bit outside town), it was sunny and hot. Then he drove into the fog.

This is the reason why people, in old times, built their summer camps up river, even though they lived right at the ocean. Even though I, myself, am perfectly happy with the way it is, I can see how they … kids in particular … would want to have some fun in the sun. That’s not always possible here.

For now, the dampness is gone out of the air … clear skies, not a cloud in sight. The humidity does something to you — it takes all energy out of your body. I was so tired all day yesterday, for no good reason at all — could hardly stay awake. Today, things are looking up again ๐Ÿ™‚.

22 thoughts on “sunset [202/365]

  1. That’s interesting to learn that people would have a summer place upriver.

    Is the fog, fog?

    Here in Edinburgh, being right by the coast, we have what is called ‘haar’. It is the finest of fine wet mist and it seems to come at any time – here one day and gone the next.

    The most humid place I ever was, was in Washington D.C. one year. I met up with someone and we went in our separate cars to a local sight. We parked and started walking towards one another – and those twenty feet across the car park were like walking through treacle.

    1. Our fog comes in many โ€œshapes and sizesโ€ ๐Ÿ™‚. I walked out the door, the other day, and there was no way I could tell whether it was raining or not.
      The first time I experiences the humidity here, it arrived while I was in a store … only took a few minutes. Getting out, was as having a hot, wet blanket thrown over you — it was brutal! Now I know, but that first time, I’ll never forget. Humidity hangs around 85% to 99% all time in the summer. Now it’s early morning with clear skies, and it’s down to 74%. Lovely!

      Learnt a new word there: treacle ๐Ÿ™‚ Saint John has a big molasses factory.

  2. Humidity does the same thing to me. It seems to suck all the energy and motivation out of me.

    … More hot and humid ahead for us for the rest of the week …

  3. I actually like fog, it’s eerie. But your climate seems to be too humid, so your fog is probably different than ours ๐Ÿ˜‰ It’s awesome to live high, isn’t it? I live on floor six and wish I could live even higher. I like high vantage points.

    1. It’s very wet. When I stand out on the balcony, I don’t know whether it’s raining or not.

      Yeah, I like it up here. Quite often I’ve ended up in apartments on the top floor, without even searching. 11th floor has been the highest so far.

  4. Beautiful sunset photo Rebby!!!!
    I would relish some fog right about now! It is 31 Celsius & feels like 38 C which translated into English means too HOT for me to be out in! Dharth Henry does not like the heat at all either…
    We got awakened by Fire alarm this morning & I bolted out of bed to shut it off & get him out in small Condo. (It was monthly testing). I put Dharth Henry’s umbrella up & he stayed out in large Condo for 1/2 hour & came back in.
    You wil lfind us lying on the bedroom floor for the rest of the day! it iss VERY pleasant & cool down there!

    1. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ Today I’d love some fog too. It feels like 34ยบC, and in here I don’t want to know any numbers. I’ve wiped down McDuff with a damp cloth a few times, to try and cool him down.

      On the floor? Here, we have some heat coming out of the floors, so that would be a bad idea!

      We always get a written notice before they’re going to test the fire alarm, and it’s always in the daytime.

      1. Lying on your floor would not work. It works here as I am on ground floor & there is no basement underneath….so the closets & bedroom floors are always cool….
        I have seen today’s number & have not gone out. Dharth Henry was out for 10 minutes this A.M. Just too hot even for him. I have a small fan blowing right on him in bedroom. Blackout drapes are a G-D send I can tell you.
        As we have monthly alarm tests there is a board where the day & time is written on. It is either the 3rd or 4th Thursday @ 10 A.M. it was the right day but had not been written on board…sighs
        It is funny now! But today my ‘bad’ knee is in severe pain & I have to wear knee brace so I can walk.
        Summer can vacate anytime! I’ve had enough Rebby!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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