A breezy and chilly day in the sunshine down at the little public park at the Clinton Ferry dock. It was bracing, but the warming sun, as promised in the forecast, did come out and the day proved, in the end, rather lovely. So there is this large pile of sand, full of old Tonka trucks for the kids to play with, which overlooks the driftwood, the beach, Saratoga Passage on the Salish Sea, Camano Island, and (if the clouds part) the Cascades and Mt. Baker. There is also this magnificent Georgia Gerber bronze sculpture of a mama otter and her cub, who (I assume) is taking a break from playing with her truck to grab a little reassuring hug from mom that the eagles and gulls won't carry her off.