Astoria, Oregon ~ January 21, 2011
The other day it happened again. I've seen this before. I glanced out my window to notice three ships about to converge. The orange ship in the center is anchored. The one on the left is heading to the right, and the one on the right is heading to the left. They passed each other - not quite all lined up in the center of my view - and then the swells from their movement came crashing onto the shore. The swells are not large, but I can often tell from hearing them that at least one ship has passed or that the pilot boat has gone out or come back in. The river ranges from almost completely calm as in this day's rain and low tide to waves that pound constantly when the wind is blowing.
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