Since I was along only as a guest on this particular outing with Dave, I refrained from offering an opinion about the proposed trip through The Narrows. Instead, I kept my attention focused on the clouds, which seemed to be making steady progress in our direction, casting deep shadows over the mountains to the north. Their approach, I thought, would enhance my photographic opportunities enormously. Even better, I could make out some distant whitecaps. Blue sky, blue water, whitecaps, and white clouds: What more could a photographer ask for?