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Friday, July 3, 2009

Big bridge, small boat

Here's a relaxing scene. The weather has been fantastic - until today - and I expected there to be boats on the water in large numbers to take advantage of the Fourth of July weekend. Today there's heavy overcast and mist. It gives us respite from the heatwave going on inland and may bring more people to the beach to cool off.

I'm posting this photo to show just how big the piers on the bridge really are. They're huge! The small boat gives a sense of scale as well as carefree abandon as it crests the waves under the huge structure on its way toward the mouth of the great Columbia. The weekend is here, and already as I wrote this on Friday afternoon the roads were packed with visitors from inland who enjoy vacation time out on the coast. We'll see how the day turns out. I've watched fireworks in the drizzle more than once!

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6 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Wonderful shot, the boat gives a great indication as to the size of the bridge. Huuuuuge! Happy 4th of July!

TheFrogBag said...

Nice! Engineering is an amazing science, I admit. Happy 4th to you! A little drizzle sounds really good from where I am in SoCal!

brattcat said...

Really nice shot. I went on a mini-adventure looking for your old homestead in Townshend. The town office and library were closed that day but the post office was open and the post mistress phoned her elderly parents who had conflicting opinions on where your family home might be or might have been. I came home and did some more research with my husband. We think we've figured it out but it will be even more of an adventure getting to it. Stay tuned for further developments.

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Jacob said...

Very impressive...thanks for including that boat as we wouldn't be able to tell just how huge those structures are...

Hope all goes well and that you have a wonderful 4th!

Don and Krise said...

It certainly dwarfs that boat. Hope you enjoy the cooler weather that's coming.

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