It's fun to watch the water flow around the 6th Street Viewing Platform. The river is cold and notorious for drownings. If you fall out of a boat, you need to be rescued quickly. That's one reason the Coast Guard is well-placed in Astoria! The water birds love these currents, and I was having fun watching the ducks dive for the newly-hatched salmon that are in the river this time of year. The pointed structure in the background is the 4-mile-plus bridge that stretches from Oregon to Washington. See the tall poles standing in the middle of the photo? This view would have been impossible had the condo developers finished their project before the economy fell apart. I can't believe it's allowed, and I wonder how much of the beauty and romance of our river front will be gone or so drastically changed in the next few years. This free public viewing platform, at least, will lose one of the most remarkable views - toward the bridge and the mouth of the river. I've only been in Astoria since 2001, and I feel I've already documented considerable change. I will keep on looking, and keep on taking photos.
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