On the horizon: Mount Baker, an active volcano

Still wandering on Saturna island, staring at the ocean and at the horizon.  Mount Baker, in Washington state, iis often visible across the Georgia Strait. It occupies the horizon with great aplomb… Its height (10,781 feet or 3,286 m), makes it the third highest in Washington state. According to its description, this is a young and active stratovolcano… I keep in mind that this volcano is about 60 miles away, as the bird flies… and I know that I live in a very active zone, seismically-speaking. Check out this Government of Canada  page on earthquakes in Southwestern British Columbia…

The first picture was taken at Russel Reef on the North side of Saturna,  on a clear day. The second shot was taken from the ferry leaving Saturna at sunrise …

Mount Baker, WA
Mount Baker Horizon at Sunrise, from the ferry
Mount Baker in the middle, viewed from the ferry leaving Saturna at sunrise.