The view from the airplane, from the Summer 2011 trip. I think this is Mount St. Helens, it's hard to tell.
Copper River salmon. The best.
This is how you grill food. Note the charcoal. (Gas is for sissies.) My dad has had this grill since his first Father's Day, in 1983.
Myself and Richard, the man who challenged me to write my (other) first novel.
This is why I never order fish in Toronto. I was spoiled, growing up here.
Madeline Ashby glares enviously at condos overlooking Elliott Bay.
The view from Kells, the Irish pub in Seattle's Pike Place Market.
Technically, this wasn't supposed to be photographed. We learned this later.
Japanese hotdogs, with nori, Kewpie mayo, and scallions.
An iced coffee at Bauhaus, my favourite place in the whole world.
At the penultimate Art Walk event on July's First Thursday, at the 619 Western building (soon to be renovated).
A concert in one artist's studio.
Art is messy.
This is what I look like after a long car trip. We were headed to Orcas Island for a cousin's wedding.
Anacortes. Waiting for the ferry.
On the ferry -- the Yakima.
Excuse me while I kiss the sky.
A champion little tugboat coursing through the Straits of Juan de Fuca.
There it is again, with islands for scale.
The view from our hotel on Orcas Island.
There was a tiny island in the bay.
The view from our deck.
We tried cycling this road. It didn't work.
Instead, we went kayaking off Crescent Beach.
There were many starfish, including purple ones (not seen here).
This is my kayaking face.
Eldritch horrors overhung the bilious waves.
Don't tell people Washington is really this beautiful. Then they'll want to move there.
This is a different island, slightly bigger, and apparently stolen from a Myst game.
These are cirrus clouds, manifesting above the island.
Amrerica, the beautiful.
Dave and I standing in the bride and groom's place. Please note our sunburns.
Pickled Okra, the best bluegrass band to play Pink Floyd covers. You can find them at: http://www.getokra.com
The ferry back.
Coming back, you can see Mount Baker.