Fog formed early this morning in the Gastineau Chanel. Now Aki and I climb toward the Gastineau Meadows in hopes of reaching clear skies and sunshine. Overhead, an Alaska Airlines jet pulls out of the fog and then turns south, taking Aki’s human sister toward Seattle.
We never escape the fog, which doesn’t bother the nose-centered poodle mix. Sunshine makes her squint. I’m frustrated until I find the spider webs. We would have walked past them on a sunny day. This foggy morning, with their crisp, geometric lines, the webs provide the only clarity.