The bluest skies you’ve ever seen are in Seattle, sang Perry Como.
Perhaps they are – just not often enough! 😉
It turns out that Seattle is one of the cloudiest cities in the country, with over 300 cloudy days a year on average. Which means there are many days when clouds obscure that beautiful mountain to the south.
In fact, many a traveler has come to Seattle hoping to see the elusive Mt. Rainier, only to find it shrouded in clouds.
Sometimes the clouds are indistinguishable, a mass of milky gray blanketing the sky. Other times they are threatening and ominous, like when they hovered over the city on our second ever cruise.
We watched and waited as they threatened, then made good on their promise.
Fortunately for us the rain stayed south and was short lived. We left Seattle high and dry, enjoying a perfect sunset later at sea.
Still – it might be time to add a new verse to the song.
“The bluest skies you’ve ever seen are in Seattle. Perhaps the grayest too.”