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Friday, August 14, 2009

Astoria from the air, by Frank Wolfe

Astoria from the Air, photo by Frank Wolfe, Pacific County Branden Wilson sent me this photo taken on August 12, 2004, by Frank Wolfe of Pacific County Emergency Services in the state of Washington. Frank recently took Branden up for a similar view, and Branden obtained this photo and shared it with us. I've left it large so you can click in and see some landmarks. This looks like typical August weather. What you're seeing is the Columbia River on the right and Young's Bay on the left. The river still has a few miles to go before it reaches the ocean beneath the cloud cover. Of course, there's one of the ships in the river, apparently waiting until it's time to head up or down river. It has drifted sideways due to the river's changing tide.

The bridge on the right goes to Washington, and the one crossing Young's Bay leads to the the towns of Warrenton and Hammond, then down the coast to Gearhart, Seaside, and points south along US 101.

The River Walk I refer to so often runs along the right-hand side of the peninsula of Astoria. The Maritime Museum where the Coast Guard ships dock is the first white-roofed building from the bottom of the photo on the waterfront.

Happy Skywatch Friday . . . this time from the top! And many thanks to our guest photographer and to Branden Wilson.

7 comments:

Louise said...

Great view!

texasnascarcowgirl said...

what a great picture. Thanks for the detail.

SquirrelQueen said...

A beautiful view of Astoria, I see several places I recognize. Thanks for the great photo.

cieldequimper said...

That's great. "From above" pictures are always fascinating. The lie of the land as you can never see it from the "cow's ground" as we say in French!

Jacob said...

Oh, I love this. One can really get a feel for the shape and the location of Astoria...helps to put all that you've shown us into perspective...

Thanks!

Vogon Poet said...

More sky watch of this, this image is really useful to understand your post.
I am keeping my personal watch on Astoria about the transiting vessels: just now I can see the 'Genco Warrior' and the 'Ostria S' anchored, half a dozen of tugs an a 19 meters yacht called 'Laureen L Kapp'...

SandyCarlson said...

What an amazing view.

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