Coast at Cape Flattery, the northwest edge of the continental U. S.

Coast at Cape Flattery, the northwest edge of the continental U. S.

“To be near water I find essential: it is the edge, the place of escape.  It’s also a great unifier, a reminder of what the world is made of.  It is the place of no artificial boundaries, no gates or fences or official border crossings set up as they are on land. . . The ocean is a path to elsewhere, and thus an emblem of hope.”
     — Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Not Now Voyager