Summer is coming to the island. The days are getting longer and the sunshine has started to make its appearance in the Pacific Northwest. Sometimes I like to ride the ferry to Seattle just to take in the views and feel the sun on my back. I suppose if I had grown up here, these rides would not be such as novelty. But I did not, and they are such a joy to me. A round trip cruise for a mere $7.50 with the promise of skyline views and sparkling water. For those of you in other parts of the country who have not experienced the magic of Washington, plan a visit. It is magical all the time, but particularly when the sun is shining over the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier is fully visible.