Ship on the Columbia, a new post at my photoblog, The Occasional Odd Crop
This is the cargo vessel Hao Ying, on the Columbia River off Astoria, Oregon.
The Columbia is my favorite body of water. The Pacific Ocean, about 20 minutes from my house in San Diego, is fantastic, but I like the Columbia for the shipping traffic. And you can see the other side, which makes it more interesting photographically.
I do not miss Astoria’s winter weather, of which I got a reminder over my Christmas break, when I went back to visit my sons and their kids. Forty-one degrees and rain. No thanks. But having that river nearby would make up for the chill.