Sunday, September 17, 2017

M/V J.S. Lewis

I didn't get much sleep last night, thanks to my youngest kid being in a nighttime high school band festival and a (deleted) cat finding its way into my bedroom and whining that it couldn't get out.

So by early afternoon, while I was walking with my youngest through the Huntington Mall after buying him a dress shirt for homecoming six days from now, my legs gave out and my energy level felt really low. All I could think about was a good nap until we were on our way home along the road along the river and what did we see in the distance but the J.S. Lewis.

And all I had to take a picture was the camera on my cheap cell phone.

I was surprised when Adam said this was the first time he had seen the Lewis moving under its own power. I've been taking pictures of it for 35 years or more, and he's taken some in the past decade, but I hadn't realized the only time he had seen it was during open houses at river events.

Somehow, seeing that boat gave me my energy back. We went to a spot near the Huntington East End bridge to get some shots.

Then I had to drop Adam off at his work. But I went ahead on down to the 6th Street Bridge and got a couple more shots.

After that, it was time to go home. The nap was nice.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

M/V Leslie M. Neal

I had to go to Point Pleasant today to take care of something. While I was there, I ran into the Mothman Festival.

The good news is that I got some pics of two boats coming out of the Kanawha River and heading toward the Ohio. One of them was the Leslie M. Neal of Crounse Corp.

More later as I can spend time processing images and making them look halfway decent. It's late and my day of busyness is not yet done.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

M/V Catlettsburg

All I had with me was my cheap cell phone camera.

This is the M/V Catlettsburg downbound  past Huntington. My granddaughter and I were playing at McClelland Park when the boat went by. This is a nice spot to view boats, either at the park or down by the river, because boats pass so close to shore here.

A few minutes later, we decided to hit the playground at another park. We got there before the Catlettsburg. I saw these guys watching it pass, so I figured I would concentrate on them instead of the boat.