Whether a seasoned professional mariner, a yachter, a diver, a storm-watcher or a hiker on the beach, The Pacific Northwest offers a diverse marine environment unlike any other. It draws people from around the world. Many never leave and make this rich region their home forever after.Fred Bailey is one of those and has found his living and all aspects of his life from on, around and beneath these waters for several decades. in a time of growing environmental awareness and a questioning about our place in the universe 'The Water Rushing By' is an anthology of observation, inspiration and awareness about this precious corner of the planet. This book is complied from more than a quarter-century of Bailey's journals and notes. Much of his writing is done at sea and there is a compelling immediacy about his passion for the sea. It is an affirmation for all those who love the sea and the people who go upon it.