Above you see Mt Baker and the Beaver Moon in the sunset from Fort Flagler on Marrowstone Island with Puget Sound. Notice the patch of rough water along the shore and then an area of smooth water a little farther out. The smooth area is a strong tidal current and the rough water is an eddy line. The tidal current is moving to the left as the tide goes out…. and it is being channeled by the island. It’s moving at over 10 knots … definitely not where I would want to be kayaking or canoeing.
The image below is a clearer shot of Mt Baker … with Mt Challenger to the right in the distance.