And what we saw was pure magic.
^ To the southwest lies the Olympic Peninsula, with her tiny triangular purple peaks just barely popping up over the trees.
^ Calm waters reflect a rosy glow of purples and pinks.
^ Seconds later, breezes rearrange the clouds into a tidy half-circle and a sweet new scene is born.
^ The sun slips behind Whidbey Island and waters turn gold.
^ As it steams away from the dock, the ferry's nose points to snow-covered Mount Baker up near the Canadian border.
^ Distant cloud layers burn in sunset's fire, while a low-lying marine layer deepens to midnight blue.
^ A perfect image of summer in the Pacific Northwest.
Like I said, pure magic.