In my post about magical things at Berry, I mentioned that I
love Berry in the rain. This is true. But… it’s also true that it rains a lot at Berry. One of my friends told
me she looked it up, and it actually rains more at Berry than in Seattle,
Washington. Now, normally rain in Seattle is more of a mist. But at Berry, to
use a cliché, when it rains, it pours.
So here are some things you’ll need:
- A raincoat. Obvious, right? I didn’t have a rain jacket when I came. That was a mistake.
- An umbrella. Notice I listed this
separately from a raincoat. That’s because sometimes it can be very windy. I’ve
ruined several umbrellas by using them on a windy day. I always keep an
umbrella in my backpack, even on a sunny day.
- Rain boots or waterproof shoes. I wear
hiking boots, but I know a lot of people at Berry who prefer rain boots. Either
way, the alternative is sitting in class with your feet soaked and cold, which
I don’t recommend.
waterproof backpack. I admit I did not invest in one of these babies until
I was heading to England, and I sorely regret it. I’ve ruined more than one
good textbook by using a regular backpack that got soaked through. So a water resistant
backpack is a good idea.
With the proper gear, you can enjoy a rainy day.