brown water

For Wordless Wednesday. (But sort of wordy!)

We hiked part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal yesterday. It has rained tons in the last week, so the Potomac River is really really high and fast. The Billy Goat Trail is blocked off by the park service, partly flooded and not safe. My daughter pointed out how different the color of the fast river is than our Salish Sound.

It was a gorgeous day, sun, not very warm, birds, tow path and wild rushing river.

2 thoughts on “brown water

  1. shoreacres says:

    Sometimes, the Gulf of Mexico near our coast will take on a bit of clarity, and the blue water will move in toward shore — usually, it’s about 20 miles off. But the rivers that drain into it are either brown, really brown, or off-the-charts brown, depending on conditions. There are wonderful aerial photos of those brown waters intruding into the blue Gulf waters. It almost makes up for our less-than-tropical waters.

    • drkottaway says:

      Ooooo, I love river pictures from high up! Like arteries or capillaries spreading out! And all that silt and stuff being carried down….The tow path has a bridge where they would lower thick boards from above to wall it off and divert the water back to the river when it was flooding.

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