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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The boats are out

This is the time of year when the small pleasure boats and fishing boats appear on the river. The water is usually calmer now and we have days at a time when you can actually see blue sky. But, blue, gray, rainy, or fine, when the sturgeon are biting, the boats are out. You can see by the buoy that the current in this part of the water is running upriver, which means that the tide is coming in. However, the river is so large and the currents so quirky that you can have an ebb in one part of the river and a flow in another nearby at the same time. It's a complex world down there. I often wish I could magically see under the water to observe the life, the currents, and the bed of the river like a cutaway view in a museum or movie.

Once again, it's Watery Wednesday. Check out the wet participants!

10 comments:

ശിവ said...

It will be nice to fish there....:)

Denise Jelonek said...

What is the name of the river? Would love to go fishing there! Looks like fun.

Regina said...

The water looks calm. Fishing would be nice. Great shot.

cieldequimper said...

Ah... hmmm... give me a sailing boat anytime. These just make too much noise for my liking. If there is fishing involved however, I might just compromise... ;-) I was amazed how choppy the Columbia could be last year, it was pretty far inland, Hood River to be precise... I'm assuming this IS the Columbia!

tapirgal said...

This is the Columbia River, running between Oregon and Washington (that's Washington on the other side). Here in Astoria, we're about 10 miles from the ocean and we get about an 8-foot tidal bore.

Wonder Turquette said...

What a large river indeed!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I guess it's summer...or almost! ;-)

Denise said...

A fun photo, I can picture myself right in that boat, bouncing over the water at a fast speed. Great shot!

Jacob said...

I like the excitement of motion and speed you've captured here. Beautiful boat on a beautiful river.

Lee Spangler said...

well-chosen words to capture the river. I also have imagined the bottom and its contour and life, but not enough to take up dangerous scuba diving.

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