Always Something To Look At
Major debris in the river this week. This monster kept getting stuck under ‘s Gehts (our old boat) and was thoroughly wedged under there when low tide came. To give you an idea of length, the boat that it’s underneath is 50′ long. All the poking and prodding our neighbor did with the pole was to no avail. That log was heavy!
This log wins the Grand Prize for the longest one ever seen in the river by the dockmaster in his 17 years. The picture actually only shows about half of the log ~ even my wide-angle lens couldn’t capture the whole thing. The primary reason Greg was able to wander out there was not really his uncanny ability to balance ~ it was that the other half was wedged in the mud on the riverbank and wasn’t moving at all.
It took several tides before we saw the last of that one ~ quite the challenge for it to actually get past us and down the river.
The gray whales have been seen feeding off of Priest Point this last week. The weather and my work schedule haven’t made it possible to get out there and look for them, unfortunately.
I did a quick web search for s'Ghets because it was my great uncle's boat, nice to see her with a fresh coat of paint! Check out my link for a picture of her captured from some 1960s home movies.
An there was me starting to sing “I`m a lumberjack and I`m OK” (Monty python)until you explained just how Greg was managing “log rolling” (without the roll) :o))I`ve hit small fence p[osts in the channel (english) God knows what it would be like to hit that in its vertical stance just under the water, It would just poke straight up through most modern boats? worrying eh!
You’re back! I was wondering where you went? You were stranded in those PJs for an awfully long time. That is a HUGE poplar that Greg is standing on. Yup, we’re constantly on the lookout for ship killers. It’s the ones you can’t see we worry most about.