Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A fine summer day

Finally we’re getting some sunny weather. Yesterday was simply beautiful and today the forecast is the same so some of the local musicians are planning an afternoon gig in the sun at the local hangout, Húsið. But the day starts out foggy and it takes a long time for the fog to finally burn off, just in time for the show. It’s good to meet some friends, have a cold brew and some good food and listen to the music. Everyone is having a good time and it’s good to get some sun on our pale white skin. I end up quite red actually, and I’m sure many others do too. 

After the gig, the fog is back, hanging out over the ocean and by early evening it swallows the town again. This sea fog is common in early summer when warm air mixes with the cooler air in the mornings and evenings. It can ruin an otherwise perfectly sunny day, even forcing flights to be cancelled. It’s a low lying fog, so if you can get to a mountain top, you can often get above it and see the sun again. Below you looks like a fluffy bed of snow. I wrote about this previously in my blog (see July 2013).