The Salish Sea is an intricate network of coastal ocean waterways flowing along the western edge of Canada and the United States. It begins in the north at the Straight of Georgia, flows south through hundreds of islands, passing through the Straight of Juan de Fuca, and finally reaches 300km later down to the southernmost end of Puget Sound. This is where I grew up. Every day the light filters differently through the inevitable cloud cover and the water reflects an ever varied and evanescent hue. Yet despite the exquisite beauty of the seascape, it's not a place I long. For as much as this view might enact the sublime for those that tour the passages for pleasure, for those with lives tied to these depths, it can be unforgiving. Too much it seems is ephemeral and so much more just isn't, and so much more, just isn't.