"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