What: The cargo vessel Hao Ying
Where: Columbia River, Astoria, Oregon
When: December 2011
The Columbia River is my favorite body of water. The Pacific Ocean, about 20 minutes from my house in San Diego, is fantastic, but I like the Columbia for the shipping traffic. And you can see the other side, which makes it more interesting photographically.
I do not miss Astoria's winter weather, of which I got a reminder over my Christmas break, when I went back to visit my sons and their kids. Forty-one degrees and rain. No thanks. But having that river nearby would make up for the chill.
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