"Dawn patrol" refers to those magical mornings when the wind is already blowing at sunrise. This image was taken at the Hatchery in 1994. The photographer's telephoto lens makes it appear the Tidewater barge was closer than it actually was. Windsurfer's usually stay a healthy distance from barges. Usually.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Have a friend here that I golf with who is retired and had spent many years as a captain on tugboats pushing barges up and down the Columbia. He was not fond of windsurfers nor their intelligence.
Buzz on 23rd June 2017 @ 8:09am
How intelligent does one need to be to chase a very small 1.68" diameter ball around a 3,500 yard course?
Ralph on 23rd June 2017 @ 8:52am
Sorry, sport is sport, enjoy your sport and have an awesome day!
Ralph on 23rd June 2017 @ 8:57am
I met a barge captain who was learning to windsurf. I guess seeing them all day piqued his curiosity.
Arthur on 23rd June 2017 @ 10:01am
Great, now I'm officially historic.
Jay on 23rd June 2017 @ 2:43pm
We are all historic, Jay, though some are more historic than others...
Arthur on 23rd June 2017 @ 4:25pm
you know you are "historic" when your bank teller tells you that her birthday is the same day as yours.....and to make conversation you ask the year she was born....1997 she says.......
Arlen Sheldrake on 23rd June 2017 @ 5:22pm
Yes, I also knew members of Tidewater who didn't have much good to say about the crazy windsurfers. Just like I didn't have much good to say about the crazy bicyclists that invaded my peaceful country road.
One thing about time, it doesn't stand still and change happens, making history.
I know there were those who were totally against the huge concrete dam stretching across the Columbia, and flooding the good bottom ground, but it gave the barges easy travel, and the windsurfers a pool of water to play in.
And now the building of the dam is history.
L.E. on 23rd June 2017 @ 8:54pm