Saturday, August 28, 2021

Fishing on the Big Sandy

Thursday evening I needed some time out in this heat so I headed down to the river. The mouth of the Big Sandy River at Catlettsburg seemed like the best place to be.

I had been waiting for the M/V West Virginia of Amherst Madison to come by, which it did. Before it got to where I was, I had noticed a boat coming down the Big Sandy with a barge. It was the Blessey Marine Services boat M/V Pat Voss. It must have waited until the West Virginia passed by, because it seemed to have stopped. After the West Virginia passed, the Pat Voss came down, but not before two guys in a fishing boat decided to try their luck on the Big Sandy.

As you can see, the two guys wisely yielded the right of way to the bigger boat.

The Pat Voss took this empty barge over to the Marathon Petroleum fleeting area at South Point, Ohio.

Here's a photo of it on the Ohio as night fell.

I learned a lot about twilight photography and my equipment that evening. It was a very good evening.