View from the Sternwheeler Columbia Gorge

8/4/2019  A two hour cruise

With the Friends of the Gorge, from Cascade Locks, east to Wind River, then west to Bonneville Dam.

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Our vessel

Hot day, river surface like glass – not enough wind for the kiters and surfers this morning, but enough of a breeze to enjoy the wide views from the top deck of the boat.

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Ready to embark – Cascade Locks and Bridge of the Gods in view.

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Table Mountain reflected in the glassy Columbia River.

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Eagle nest on a buoy.

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Eastern turnaround at Wind Mountain.

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Downriver toward Hamilton and Table Mountains.

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Bridge of the Gods, burned forest on the skyline.

Passing under the Bridge of the Gods – shadows and angles.

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Western turnaround above Bonneville Dam:

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Beacon Rock beyond the powerhouse.

Back under the Bridge of the Gods to port.

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A lovely morning on the river.

Knitting

Some very long rows ahead to finish this gift:

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