With ice from the chute and the great Columbia River beyond, I thought this was a fitting image for Watery Wednesday. For more wet photos from around the world, click here.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Gearing up gracefully
I took this on July 3rd. I mentioned in my last post that part of the waterfront that directly deals with commercial fish processing was gearing up for the season. Here one of the guys manages a chute as chopped ice pours down from somewhere into somewhere else. I haven't been inside this operation myself, and I don't know what goes on inside the building. Maybe this year I'll find out. But one thing that's so cool is that the River Walk and Waterfront Trolley run right between two of the buildings, so you can see fish on one side (very close up) and parts of the packing operation on the other side. Although the buildings are right on the walkway, this was at the far side of the building, and I used the zoom. The mountains on the other side of the river don't look anywhere near that big with the naked eye.