Monday, July 30, 2007

Still Floating After All These Years

A popular spot for getting your body wet lies just upstream from the Old Mill District. When the timber industry was in full flight the main thing floating down the river were large Ponderosa Pine logs. They were brought by train to a spot about a 100 ft upstream from here and dumped into the river, where they floated down to the mill.

I was surprised to find a beach in Central Oregon! And look at those blue skies!


.......................................... Further down stream ..............................................
On hot summer days (and days not so hot) you will find human "logs" pretending they are on their way to becoming the latest piece of pine furniture! Unfortunately, if you don't get out of the water where numerous signs tell you to, you just may become the next sad statistic. Just around the corner is a bridge and weir that you can get trapped under and drown, and it happens all to often each summer.

8 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Interesting post with some beautiful scenic pictures.

Brookville Daily Photo

Neva said...

hard drive must be fixed!! nice pictures..... If

M.Benaut said...

Crikey, I know you guys are in Summer, but that water sure looks cold !!
Hope the hard drive crash was not too shattering. You certainly fixed it fast.
In any event, I have some warm water for all you northerners this week.

Mme Benaut said...

I can't believe that people actually get sucked up in the weir and drown! Why don't they put a net in or something? D, this beautiful place shouldn't have such a sordid side!

lv2scpbk said...

Nice views. Glad your back online.

Hyde DP said...

great view and apt warning

Anonymous said...

Hey mate...good to see you back on line..great photos...its actually stopped raining in Texas and is over 100 degrees...time to swim

Simmo

drpack said...

Hard drive seems to be cooperating at the moment ...

There is no excuse for the people getting trapped in the weir, except for their own stupidity. All is marked extensively and the river itself has a line of cones and markers warning of the danger.

I think it is just Darwin at work!