After a picnic lunch all by ourselves at Levey park amid the geese, jays, magpies, sparrows and heron, Al finished up his after-call email and packed back to the boat. We were underway about 2:45PM. The tug Captain Bob was bringing a load down, and after hours of nothing but bird's and our own sweet voices, his engine sure seemed LOUD! (Even over Viking Star.)
We motored through a narrow canyon and then straight into what we now call 'the mouth of the Snake'. Some would say that is technically at Sacajawea State Park near Pasco WA, but we no longer do. This spot will forever be the MOUTH of the Snake for us. (See the previous post for a photo) This WOULD be an excellent anchorage area out of westerly winds, and someone has conveniently placed mooring buoys.
|Just between the two bluffs on the right....|
|A mooring buoy, at the center of the photo|
Hey Bart, we saw on the charts a couple of places that said Submerged Buildings. Al says that may be an interesting place to scuba dive.
Some more sights along the way:
|Sheffler, a grain elevator, and ONLY an elevator. Arlington's got a bit on you.|
|Train trestle (tracks are abandoned) over Burr Canyon|
|Farmhouse and 'antique' grain elevator|
|Approaching Windust, we marked the Windust range coming in|
|GO NO FURTHER!|