An unstructured post today. What’s that you say? Yes I like to think my posts have some theme or reason about them, however that is not the case today. The rambling thoughts and the unrelated images have nothing to do with each other. It is what could be referred to as an incoherent babble.
I had lunch with my friend Steve yesterday and after lunch we decided to take a look at the dam at the Maquoketa River. I have never seen the water flowing like this. The main gate was wide open and the water was boiling high and fast. No fishing there today. Usually there are fishermen there on a daily basis. (Click on the image to make it larger.)
You remember Sunday Jeanne and I took a walk on the River Front. The river was filled with trees, debris, and clumps of what appeared to be small islands of land that may have broken away from the shore. I can’t imagine trying to run a boat in that kind of water but there were a few hardy souls on the water. The river boat Twilight was also docking at the River Center Hotel with a boat load of tourist.
Yes I know this is a butt shot. I debated about showing this duck in this unflattering pose, however I liked the angle of his face so I decided to show it. You can see a bit of the debris. Jeanne and I wondered who cleans up the debris along the river? I mean on the River Walk in front of the hotel, river park and River Center. It is massive and would take a real effort to clean up, not to mention a fair amount of equipment. I would say a fourth of the bank is under water or covered with junk. Too bad because it is such a pretty view normally.
That’s it for today. No rhyme or reason for the post or images. Just needed to bloviate as usual. Oh by the way, I had an opportunity to play golf at Eagle Ridge today. That opportunity got canceled because apparently Eagle Ridge has some major water problems and is unplayable. Amazing weather. Last year a major drought and this year every day flooding concerns.
Enjoy your Hump Day and be careful.