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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Fishing in the rain

It's fishing season, and the boats go out in all weather and at any time of day, often leaving Astoria on the Columbia River's strong outgoing tide to save on fuel. Here you can see faint lights on the trawler Sojourn directed toward the stern of the boat. There are also bright lights facing the bow that were not on when I took the photo. The illumination helps during heavy rain and fog, and in the dark of night, when the lights can be seen for miles. The trawlers head out to their ocean fishing grounds, where the rolled nets will be dropped, and the crew hopes to return with a boat-load of black cod.

I think this photo is wet enough for Watery Wednesday, with the river and the rain. Note the crewman in an orange slicker.

8 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

Wet enough, I think. I like the grey tones of this image. Yesterday I saw our fishermen coming back barechested in the sun...

Small City Scenes said...

Awesome shot, Sheryl

Small City Scenes said...

I do like the churches in the valley. I have another blog called 'Holy Houses' and the churches I have posted that are from the valley all have that Scandanavian influence. they are so pretty. MB

Don and Krise said...

Great photo. I like the crisp clear shot of the boat, when everything around it is soft and muted. Good job on this one.

nwlimited said...

Like this!
For all the ones that go out and the (relatively few) that do not make it, this is still a tough way of making a living and underappreciated for the most part.
This community's foundation is firmly planted in the mud of the ocean and river's bounty and the men and women who work it closest.

cieldequimper said...

Nice little trawler. Funny that they are "orange" your way, they are "yellow" over here.
My Godson is a fisherman, so is his brother, their father and grandfather... Hard, hard work and dangerous too.

Jacob said...

Very wet. A terrific, moody picture that would be a great cover for a novel!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Definitely moosy and wonderful! A swell capture!!

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