Friday evenings the Alaska Ferry departs from the Bellingham terminal. We often take a picnic and watch the cars finish loading and then wait for the whistle and the departure. We've been doing this for the 14 years we've lived in Bellingham
Often there are boaters that gather to watch the ferry depart. This was the most unusual pair we've seen so far. He is on his paddle board with his dog.
She has their necessities in her backpack - let's hope neither one of them fall off. I wonder what that little pink item is near the back of her feet.
And another question - how would he get the dog back on the paddle board if the dog decided to take a swim?
The Coast Guard is not going to like them being so close to the ferry as it is departing.
And kayakers are also coming to watch the departing ferry
They are even closer to the ferry. The Harbor Patrol will be along soon, I'm sure. The kayakers and paddle boarders surely must be aware of the dangers of being so close to a large vessel when it is under way.
Quietly across the bay the sailboaters enjoyed the lovely evening.