Saturday, March 25, 2023

A windy day on the river

Here at Huntington WV we have a stretch of river that's about eight miles long and flows more or less northeasterly. Yesday we had strong winds out of the west -- enough to create some rough water. I tried to get a few pictures, but without something of a known size in the water to compare the waves to, you can't get a good scale of what the wind was doing.

The river was flowing one way and the wind was coming from the other direction. If only a Crounse boat with some coal barges loaded to 10 feet had come down the river when I was out there, it would have made some fine photos. But there weren't.

I did manager to get shots of two boats -- the Leo G. Lutgring and the Newport -- during some wind gusts, but they were heading upriver, so we lacked the drama of loaded barges charging into the waves.

Look at the rooster tail on the Lutgring.

We will have winds again. Maybe next time we'll get some waves crashing over the heads of barges.