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The Sea Wall

Friday morning, I left home with the outdoor temperature hovering in the mid 70s. I found myself at the seawall. I didn't want to go to the islands...again. I didn't want to go to Indian Point Park or Sunset Lakes...the new harbor bridge construction has the interstate and Portland highway in construction turmoil! I didn't want to go far. 'Cause I figured by the time I got my walking in, the heat would be my own personal enemy. Needless to say, I surmised, if I walked the seawall, at least there'd be a morning breeze coming off the bay...Not on your life! It was so sitll and humid.  Not a lick of air moving. I couldn't have been more wrong. But walked anyway, I did. Not far. Only 2.5 miles of my usual 5 miles. After walking, I stopped and watched the shrimp boats. They were out in droves, so to speak. And I love everything about them [altho you wouldn't catch me on one since they're so ratty-looking; as if they'll spring a leak in the rusted hull and sink any time],  -I like the shape, the mechanisms, the netting, the shrimpers and the crew working all the paraphernalia ---not to mention the gulls and pelicans following them for handouts!!! The sea sparkled, the morning light cast the boats in shadow, it was a pretty [and peaceful] sight. One more thing...forgive me with this...but, you could say "I went OVERBOARD with the shutter button". Several; way too many photos:



...another episode of the walk along the seawall coming to a blog near you!
I just didn't take my walking all that seriously this time around; much stopping to take photos, and once I actually stopped on a bench in the shade of the watergarden to cool off before going on.



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  1. They are beautiful shots! The water is like diamonds, and the birds make it all even better.

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    1. It was very pretty out there! And calming.

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  2. I really like the reflection of the water ... real silver and diamonds!
    Have a great Sunday, Anni!

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  3. Hello,

    Pretty view of the boats and water. Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead!

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    1. Thanks...have a great week ahead yourself Eileen!

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  4. Nostalgic shots of the "black" ships on the sparkling water and birds in the air. Be safe and have a great week. Jo

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    1. It was calming for me. Very soothing atmosphere.

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  5. Sounds like a hot walk but you got some beautiful pictures.
    This morning it turned cool here again, 42 degrees when I walked. What a difference in yours and my temperatures!

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    1. It's still warm here, but raining...we need rain.

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  6. Beautiful photos - everytime I see a shrimp boat I think of the movie Forest Gump, can't help it!

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  7. I love shrimp boats as well, especially the shrimp they bring back to the dock.

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    1. Me too...boiled, steamed, and fried

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  8. Gosh I read your mileage wrong and thought you had gone 25 miles. Two and a half is more doable. Loved the boats and birds and it looks like one of them was hitchhiking on the back of one of the boats. Smart bird.

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    1. Lordy! 25 miles would have me six feet under! Ya, those pelican always take a joy ride!

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  9. I love your sparkly water shots. And I laughed at Patti's comment and your response. 2.5 is plenty in hot conditions, for sure.

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  10. These photos really are good. I can understand not wanting to take your walk in the humiditiy and heat. In a few weeks it will be like that here and I'm only going to walk in the very early morning! Have a great day!

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    1. It's the high humidity that works on my body

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  11. Love your photos and all the silhouettes of the shrimp boats. I was singing to my self the old song I would hear on "the Hit Parade" program...with different singers singing it each week it was on the top ten...The Shrimp Boats are Coming..

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    1. Now, you've done it...I'll be humming it the rest of the day.

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  12. Shrimp boat, net and birds flying are amazing...great shots.

    Have a wonderful Sunday

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  13. All of that rigging on the boats boggles my mind. I can't imagine how the fishermen can know which rope to pull or push and when to and when not to! Your photos are grand!

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    1. I know! Watching them with such precision is a reward in itself.

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  14. Wonderful photos Anni.
    I am sure that the peace and serenity was good for you, too 🌷

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  15. I hope the fisherman limted out

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    1. I imagine some days are better than others.

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  16. My mind was singing, "Shrimpboats are com'in, there's dancin' tonight"... Love the pics, especially that first one!

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  17. I enjoyed your photos! I always like to see that sparkle on the water.
    2.5 miles is still a good walk!

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    1. Just wishing it could've been a longer walk.

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  18. The photos are so interesting . That heat, i am glad I don’t have to endure.

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    1. It can get unbearable easily...and quickly

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  19. I enjoyed your photos! I would go 'overboard' too! I even photograph small (two men) fishing boats I see on the Tennessee River, and get really excited to see towboats with barges!
    Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Those photos can be so relaxing & enjoyable. At least you and I think so.

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  20. THat baby swallow shot is EXCELLENT!! YOu got the perfect moment!

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  21. I so would enjoy watching...got to wait to be on computer to enjoy these photos...but enjoy them I will.

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  22. I should have just waited to comment...I knew I would love the photos...I so LOVE that second one...the 4th is a favorite,too. And there is another one with a pelican setting out on part of the boat...but just really enjoyed all.

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