The rain stopped, and the sky started clearing at sunset.( Hood Canal, Washington)
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Hood Canal is long and narrow, with an average width of 1.5 miles (2.4 km) and an mean depth of 53.8 metres (177 ft). It has 342.6 kilometres (212.9 mi) of shoreline and 42.4 square kilometres (16.4 sq mi) of tideland. Its surface area is 385.6 square kilometres (148.9 sq mi) and it contains a volume of water totaling 21 billion cubic meters (17 million acre-ft). Hood Canal extends for about 50 miles (80 km) southwest from the entrance between Foulweather Bluff and Tala Point to Union, where it turns sharply to the northeast, a stretch called The Great Bend. It continues for about 15 miles (24 km) to Belfair, where it ends in shallow tidelands called Lynch Cove.