Monday, February 13, 2017

That's a lot of barges for the Ohio River

This is the M/V Chuck Zebula, seen passing Huntington WV this afternoon.

It had been a while since I had seen an oversized tow on the Ohio. The last I checked, the Zebula was at the mouth of the Big Sandy River, where I assume it was dropping off some of those empties.

M/V Speedway

Here is one I got of the Marathon Petroleum towboat Speedway this morning as it passed Huntington WV.

Afterward, I had to go downtown and I noticed the light has changed. Not the traffic light. The sunlight. It feels a lot warmer now than it did last month.Sunrise is coming earlier. We'll lose that hour soon when daylight savings time returns, but we can enjoy it now.

The first day of spring is still a little over a month away, so some of us can take comfort in the fact winter is two-thirds over. I don't know about the rest of the Ohio River, but here in the Greenup pool, we usually have one last great snowstorm in March.

As for me, my favorite time of the year is when farmers start plowing their fields, because spring is coming.