Friday, July 8, 2011

Two news items for the morning

Mechanical problems have put the ferry at Sistersville, W.Va., out of service until Monday at least.


Utilities in southern Indiana are reacting to the new EPA rule regarding emissions from coal-burning power plants.

Off topic

I've been told that if you want to get a lot of blog traffic, you have to go off topic sometimes and post a picture of a pretty girl.

I shot this picture of my niece Isabella on Sunday.

I doubt that it will increase my traffic much, but who knows?

A new spot for photos

I had to be in the Williamstown WV-Marietta OH area yesterday for my job. While I was there, I got some photos in the area of the bridge connecting the two cities.

First, from Williamstown, I saw a couple of folks in a canoe enjoying the Ohio River.

Later, I saw the M/V West Virginia coming down with some AEP barges.

The channel line is so close to the Ohio shore that I didn't need a long lens to fill the frame with the West Virginia.

By the way, when Adam saw these pictures, he thought this was the Tennessee and not the West Virginia because the lettering on the name board was black and white, not gold and blue. But I zoomed in and showed him the nameboard. And I said there was something else different. The West Virginia didn't have any logo on its stacks. I assume that's because the company is changing from MCS to the AmherstMadison logo, but I don't know that. We'll just have to see.

In a few weeks, I have to take Adam up there because there are some things I need to photograph and he needs to see. Among other things, I want to find that park or overlook where we can see the side-by-side highway and railroad bridges in a bend that I've more than one pilot gripe about.