I just made it to my sister's place in Olympia, and this small town has changed a lot in my mind. I think that when you drive to a place, it really takes on the qualities of the road you took, and I've always driven through a lot of traffic to get to Olympia. Traffic with a lot of hot stinky exhaust. Olympia was always Impatient, too far away to get to easily, to close to get away from the problems of seattle.
The journey changes the destination, though. When sailing to Olympia, I've discovered this small, beautiful city on the south end of the Puget Sound. Who would have thought? So after a long few days of greys and blues, Red and Green shine brightly from the ground here! Also, the weather has improved a lot, and it was great wind today, I flew the spinnaker all day long and had sunshine on my shoulders.
Here's a video of flying the spinnnaker: