11/11/11 - 9:21am
Having spent five weeks in Bellingham, Washington, I'm realizing that it's a little different from the central Kenai Peninsula, where I've lived year-round since 1978.
Bellingham is blessed with an average annual rainfall of about 35 inches; Kenai, about 19. On that subject, Bellingham has the dubious distinction of having the lowest average sunshine amount of all U.S. cities with a population of more than 50,000. I'm told, however, that it can be quite dry in summer, when I'll be back in Alaska.