Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Dangerous turbulence

Ohio River dams can be dangerous places for small boats. A man lost his life Monday when his boat got caught in currents coming from the Newburgh Locks and Dam.

I've seen fishermen take their small boats up close to the rollers at the Gallipolis Locks and Dam. At least once I saw a dam worker shoo them away because they were too close to the turbulent water.

Color is coming

It's warm out today. The weather people on TV say we should hit 70 degrees this afternoon. There's a sunset I want to shoot this week, but other than that there's not a lot of color here at Mile 300. So, I dug into the archives and found this shot of what we can look forward to in April.

These are tulips planted and maintained by volunteers at Harris Riverfront Park here in Huntington WV. Color is a month away. Those of us who like our countryside in something other than brown can count down the days.