Friday, August 12, 2011

Water to the west

  On our recent trip to the Northwest U.S. by train, we didn't expect to see a lot of water until we got to the ocean. However, there were miles and miles of Great Plains under water due to the massive flooding there this summer.
In fact, our train was the first westbound train on that route for about a month. The station at Minot, North Dakota was still closed due to water damage.
   Once we we got to the Pacific, most of our time was devoted to watching water from a boat. The San Juan Islands area is surely one of the most scenic places on earth.
I was fascinated by the little ferries that take vehicles and goods to the smaller islands. I tried to imagine day-to-day life in such a beautiful place where most things happen by boat.
 The sky and the water often joined to cast a dreamy spell on me.

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