My sister lives in Trinidad (precisely, Westhaven), and my mother in Arcata, until she recently died- so in recent years that is the part of CA we have mostly visited. The rain I could bare- the problem is you can't grow good peaches or nectarines in coastal far-north CA. For some reason I can't sell my wife on Blue Lake either, where I could grow most anything.
No, you aren't like me, I fondly remember the downpours in S.CA. I can't forget the droughts either. But I guess you mean, in the select memory of our dreams, where, for me, Topanga is always moist and verdant and, for you, Trinidad is always bright and sunny.,