Blue and Gray
Tuesday, August 8,Port McNeill, BC: The weather here has settled into a summer pattern, with fog in the morning and brilliant, sunny afternoons. Often at midday, there is a line across the horizon which we have begun to call the Mason Dixon Line because it divides the blue sky from the foggy gray. These are just the same shade of blue and gray as the stripes on the big circus tents that were first manufactured just after the Civil War in a color scheme designed to appeal to Confederate and Union sympathizers equally.
There is no question in our minds – we greatly prefer the sunny blue skies!