Last June, it was so pleasant to arrive in America by boat. No airport queues or security checks. None of the usual hassle. Instead the MV Coho pushed off from its wharf in Victoria, Vancouver Island and we headed out into the Strait of Juan de Fuca bound for Washington State.
After a pleasant ninety minute voyage over calm waters, the little town of Port Angeles came into view beneath an impressive backdrop of mountains and rainforest. We disembarked in a leisurely fashion. There was a small arrivals hall where a stout immigration officer welcomed us to "The States", cursorily checked our passports and asked us where we were going. Then we pulled our suitcases across the street to pick up our little "Honda" hire car.
But this blogpost isn't really for holiday reminiscences. What I really want to do here is to share my first experiments with "PicMonkey"which Carol from Cairns recommended the other day. And the photo I have chosen to doctor was one I snapped as we approached Port Angeles harbour. Here's the original:-