Thursday, May 9, 2013

An hour down by the river

Yeah, I'm still busy. And I will be at least through Labor Memorial Day. So I blog when I can and get down to the Ohio River when I can.

I had to take a vacation day today just to mow my grass. Every time lately that I've had time to mow, it's rained. When I didn't have time, the weather was perfect. So, with my work schedule giving me a couple of days of leeway, I took the day off. I tended to my yard this morning, even if my lawn mower decided it didn't want to start. That's when you mow your lawn with a string trimmer. Not fun.

This afternoon was the final class of the semester of the class I taught at Marshall University. It was on media management. The nine students I had were bright, and from their papers it was easy to tell they had a diverse outlook on things.

Between those two things I spent an hour or so down by the Ohio enjoying the weather. And here is a sample of what I saw.

Here is a Huntington Police Department patrol boat out on the Ohio. I don't know what they were looking for, but it was a great day to be looking for it.

Then I went to a popular fishing spot near where Ingram parks barges. Here is an empty coal barge with the cables of the East End bridge in the background.

Normally Bud Light is the favored beer of litterbugs in the greater Huntington WV area, but these folks appear to be trying other brands.

I hear a good day fishing can't be beat. When I was little, my older brothers tried to interest me in fishing. I tried it, but I just couldn't get into it. If you like it, great. I like photographing fishing, but I just can't get into it like this guy apparently does.

I saw several recreational boats out on the Ohio, including this one heading back to the marina.

After class, I made one more trip to Harris Riverfront Park before I went home. And yes, there's a fisherman fishing from his motorized wheel chair.

Overall, it was a good day to be down by the Ohio River.