Tugboat Afternoon

Time 12:48 PM, Temp 49.0° F, Dew Point 42.1° F, Barometer 30.07", Wind 6 mph ESE, Humidity 77%

Under overcast skies, a pair of tugboats steam toward Similk Bay, each with a raft of logs in tow.  Taking the lead is Tugboat Rosario out of La Conner, Washington:

Following closely is Tugboat Swinomish which we have seen here before:

Both tugs bear local names.  Swinomish tends her flock like a shepherd:

Since I had the zoom lens straining I tried a shot of the salmon rearing pens south of Kiket Island.  These have been controversial.  Some believe their presence poses a risk to native salmon from parasites and diseases: