Returning from Phoenix to Vancouver, for much of the flight the ground was concealed by heavy clouds that didn't begin to break until we reached Puget Sound, and not meaningfully until the plane descended below them. As the plane breached the low levels of cloud, its descent path put it right above Point Roberts, Washington - an exclave of the United States created by the razor-straight 49th parallel, cut off from the remainder of Washington State by the water and by British Columbia. It seems almost like the ultimate bordertown - with no small hint of vague unreality.
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