If you're like me...
... you probably think about London as a great metropolitan city--a royal city, a capital, a place of museums, castles, wonderful to visit... and... foggy.
Yet in all of my visits to London over the past 20 years, I don't think I've ever seen fog there. Am I just lucky? Or am I just unlucky, and manage to magically miss all of the atmospherics of the Great City?
But then I think of all the books I've read about London, including at least one where Sherlock Holmes complains about "... the day had been a dreary one, and a dense, drizzly fog lay low upon the great city..."
Is the legend of great fogs in London really true? What about other places?
When I was young, I lived in south central LA, about 10 miles from the beach. And in those days, I remember waking up and walking to school in dense fog. Wonderful if you're walking to elementary school, not so wonderful if you have to drive it it. (After I was driving, I remember driving v.e.r.y slowly on the freeways late at night as I drove to work. A scary time.)
This reminiscence about fog makes me wonder this week's Challenge:
1. What's the story with the fog in London? IS London foggy? Or was it only foggy in literature? Why does London have this reputation?
2. As a kid, I lived near Long Beach, California and I remember great fogs. But I don't see them much anymore when I visit these days. Have the fogs of my youth (the 1960s) vanished? Is my memory wrong? Do they still have fog as often as we did when I was a kid?
Let us know what you discover, and HOW you found out!