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Friday, July 24, 2009

Down to the Waterline

It seems that it all comes back down to the water here in Astoria, Oregon - in this case, the wide Columbia River. This is typical July weather. We're starting to get some sun breaks today, but mornings have been heavily overcast, misty, and drizzly. With clouds like this, you can never be sure what the day will bring.

In the photo, you can see the top of the Astoria-Megler Bridge, as well as the long flat portion connecting to Washington. The row of windows with white frames in the distance is Doc's on 12th and Baked Alaska; the red building on the right belongs to the River Pilots, as does the light green building in the foreground on the left. The red bulding on the left contains the Wheelhouse Coffee House, a real estate office and property management company, and space still open for lease. Beyond the green pilings (exposed at low water), a dock only wide enough for foot traffic is a public waterfront "park" (don't picture green grass) leading to the canopy to the right of the red building, where you can watch the river, ships and the sky in all weather. They used to have a radio speaker inside the canopy where you could hear actual conversations of the river pilots. At some point it stopped working, and I hope they bring it back. You may have to click on the photo to enlarge it if you want to see all that I described.

. Happy SkyWatch Friday.

10 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

Nice view, so quiet that I'd like to stay there for a while.
One of my favorite pastimes is going where our pilots are based to guess the arrival or the departure of the various ships, obviously to take photos.
From another place where almost all comes back to the water, in this case the sea...

Kim said...

Beautiful Shot!

Congrads on your getting published!

The Laughing Idiot said...

This is wonderful. The pops of red & green are great!

Please visit me: Picture This . . .

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful photo, Astoria is such a great place. I remember the typical July weather very well. Right now it looks really good, way too hot on this side of the Cascades.

My SWF post is at Through Squirrel Eyes

Jacob said...

This makes it easy to understand why you so love Astoria. I could spend days wandering about this area...

Lee Spangler said...

You sure do a great job in showing the magic of Astoria. It bursts through everywhere especially along the river.

Small City Scenes said...

Super shot and great info. What a wonderful area of Astoria. MB

J Bar said...

That's beautiful.
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José Ramón said...

This beautiful image of this Blog

Ming the Merciless said...

Love the beautiful line punctuated by the wooden stumps in the water.

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