Saturday, December 17, 2016

Adjusting Schedules

This morning there was frost on my car that cost me another 5 minutes getting started on the drive to the lake to meet my swimming partner.  There is nothing worse than a partner showing up a few seconds late for an open water swim, but thankfully I had already left that much leeway for problems.  Another 5 minutes will now need to be allocated.


Max Coutinho said...

Hi Looney,

Is this normal in California? I was under the impression you guys had no winter.

Greetings of the season.

Looney said...

Howdy Max,

The land area of California is 423,970 km2, compared to Spain with 505,990 km2. The state is mainly a north-south one, so we have several different climates. The northern most part is closer to Canada than Mexico. Where I live the snow will come down to about 200 meters elevation, but we only get frost at my home (near San Francisco), which is at sea level. Many trees will shed their leaves in late November or December, but we also have palm trees here and fruits that can't take a hard freeze. Thus, we have a mild winter compared to much of the US, and it is much more of a winter than Los Angeles or San Diego.

My mind is starting to think about the upcoming holidays! Will need to plan something soon!

Max Coutinho said...


Thank you for the explanation. You almost described the Portuguese weather (believe it or not, it snows in the North of Portugal too). Well, it even snows in Israel, go figure.

Happy holidays to you and yours, then. Enjoy!