Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Portland Walks: Around the Waterfront Again

Near the Steel Bridge

This may become one of my favorite walking routes, I really enjoy walking over the lower part of the Steel Bridge and being right on the river on the east shore. It's also pleasant to stroll through the Saturday Market, which started up again last weekend, before crossing the river.

The first time we walked around the waterfront it was a sunnier day. This weekend was wet, and gray, with the water high enough to submerge some trees along the shore. The high water might be the reason we saw this creature, a nutria or coypu, but I will talk about him more in a post tomorrow. 

Willow Willow

In spite of, or perhaps because of, all the gray skies and rain, it's pretty much already spring here. Cherry blossoms are starting come out, I think there were some blueberries, and the willow tree is looking lovely!

Hawthorne Bridge White Flowers

Downtown looked more crisp and clear than usual, with very little mist back in the hills. Well, that is until we got caught in a downpour about 5 blocks from home. Then everything got misty again and we ended up getting very wet. It was sudden and windy, a little unusual for the Northwest & of course it stopped shortly after we got inside our apartment.

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