I always enjoy stopping by the viewing platform at the end of Sixth Street. It was especially festive today with flags and banners whipping in the wind (notice they're not all going the same direction). The flag of Finland (blue and white) is on the right, and of Norway (red, blue, and white, not clearly visible) on the left. Parts of Astoria were settled by Finns, Norwegians, and Swedes. I'll have more of the Scandinavian heritage to show later; Astoria's annual Scandinavian Festival is coming up in mid-June. I believe I saw a Swedish flag, too, but it didn't come out in my photo. I'll have to go back and investigate. Of course, that's the US flag further down the pier, and various banners add to the playful atmosphere. I love the colors and I love the fish banner.
On the left is the Cannery Cafe. The square platform with the red roof is is the Sixth Street Viewing Platform. There is a viewing deck below the level of this boardwalk at the end of the pier, and on the right is an office building with many suites (downstairs) and an upstairs penthouse that can be rented for parties and events or used as a getaway rental. It has at least four or five beautifully-appointed bedrooms, hardwood floors, and a huge kitchen. The living room faces the water and is gorgeous. I've been to a couple of events there, alas, without my camera. I'll try to get pix sometime.
This wispy sheet of cloud is typical of the past few days. The sky has been relatively clear, with thin clouds, haze at times, or cumulus clouds low on the horizon. But I'm not leaving my jacket at home yet when I go for a walk! It was actually chilly when I took this picture at 6:02 pm on Thursday! I thought this would be a fun picture for Skywatch Friday.