Rolling on the river – part II

I went down to the Willamette River Saturday to try out my new Olympus Stylus 9000. I thought that it would be a good place to try out the panoramic feature. I need some practice using that feature. 

 

 

As I pulled into the parking lot the Portland Spirit was turning around for the return trip to the downtown Portland Waterfront.

 

 

 

Then along behind the Spirit was this thing. WTF? A redneck houseboat equipped with a barbque. A man riding a bike stopped and asked me “What the hell is that?” I said “I don’t know, I was just trying out my new camera and there it was.”

 

I took several photos of the “houseboat” but this has to be the funniest one because that house you see is probably valued at $3+ million or so.

 

 

 

 

Caution – Geese Crossing!

When I left the parking lot at Bob’s Red Mill yesterday this is what I saw.

Geese crossing

Geese crossing

There is a small creek that runs through this area. There are lots of wetlands and lots of geese and ducks. Geese crossing the street is a pretty common event. In this gaggle there were two adults and many youngens.

Are we there yet? No. I need to take a rest.

Are we there yet? No. I need to take a rest.

Bringing up the rear

Bringing up the rear

We are almost there

We are almost there

We walked all that way just to get to a parking lot?

We walked all that way just to get to a parking lot?