There are a few things going on in this photo. Seeing the big ships come past like this makes the pulse quicken for sure. They come very near the riverbank here at the Cannery Pier Hotel before they pass beneath the big bridge and angle further toward the center of the river. The hotel is on the right, and I'll have pix of that another day. The crumbling structure you see here looks like an abandoned dock, but it's a bit more than that. The lighting was too poor to show it well, so I will save that for another day, too. It's pretty interesting to see a whole structure that once appeared to be blocks of solid ground just falling away into the river with light and water underneath it.
As you can see, the green buoy is tilted downriver, "current"ly leaning the way that the water flows, but it's not the flow of the river that determines which way the buoy leans, it's the tide. When the tide is flooding, you can see the buoys leaning upriver, against the current.
You may have to click on the photo to see the next thing. It is just to the left 0ut of sight in this picture. It's a field of old pilings where net-drying sheds used to stand in the middle of the river in the old days of horse seining - one of the colorful bits of Astoria's history.
The hills you see are in Washington.
I want to thank all of you who have visited my blogs and commented recently. I hope to make the rounds again this weekend. It's been a complex week in business and has taken most of my time. I look forward to surfing the CDP sites in a more relaxed way in the next couple of days. See you there!
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