An empty wharf

I’m not sure why this challenge has been harder for me.  I leave home on a ride empty-headed with the best intentions, but return empty-handed.  All of the photos seem to have something in them – flowers, trees, birds, the usual riffraff that keep hogging the stage – but finally a suitable image showed up.

This is one of the wharfs at the small Oregon City marina.  I bikesd out there to see if the sea lions were in town.  In the right season, they swim 150 miles upriver from the mouth of the Columbia and loll around on these wharfs, belching on migrating salmon.

Not today though.  The salmon aren’t running, and the wharf is EMPTY.

This and the following day’s rides are the subject of the final post for our tour of Croatia and Italy, btw  We’ve been back a few weeks now, endless rains are putting a damper on rides here in Portland, so it’s time to close the book.  So that’s an emptiness of a different sort, I suppose.

This is just a placeholder for now. I’ll add a real description when I get more time.

3 response to "An empty wharf"

  1. By: gregblood Posted: November 14, 2020

    Hey, that walnut tree on your last ride looks a lot like the Creepy Branch Tree in the post I finished a couple minutes ago.

  2. By: Scooter Posted: November 14, 2020

    Even the bark looks similar. From the few leaves still left on it though, I don’t think it’s a walnut, but an oak. Probably either a Quercus rubrus (northern red oak) or a Quercus ellipsoidilus (northern pin oak). So, creepy possibly – but more likely quirky.

  3. By: The Navigator Posted: November 14, 2020

    Those are beautiful photos and I’m sure you will make the most of the days that come. Sometimes a bit of hibernation is not bad either. (Over here, we all feel like we went into our caves with restrictions in March, did some weird sort of hibernation through winter, and are now starting to come back out into society in spring – what a weird year it’s been). So glad your eyes are okay – my dad has had three detached retinas (only two eyes, though, lol) and they are no fun and require a whole lot of check-ups the rest of your life that might be hard to fit into your touring schedule. All the best up there. Stay safe!

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