August 2, 2009

minutes after a summer rain

crazy from the heat

There are a few items of interest in this movie.

One: everyone is crazy from the heat, and by crazy, I mean giddy. You cannot tell from this video, but Seattle was 103 degrees when we went out for a sail. That is a heat record that will not be broken soon. Seattlites don't know what to do with themselves when we get over 90 let alone 100. Nobody has air conditioning, so no one can sleep. The whole town wilted.

Two: Although I dropped the sails so that we would drift aimlessly while we swam, a steady northerly kept the boat moving at 1 knot. That is why you can see a slight look of panic as Ryan and Steve attempt to remove themselves from the 50 degree waters of Puget Sound.