Salem and West Salem (the place we call home) are divided by the Willamette River. The dock that Mike has done much of his fishing from is on the Salem side of the river and the dock is home to the Willamette Queen, an 87 foot, 86 ton, twin paddle-wheeler that sails from the dock up and down the Willamette River.
Having spent so much time this summer around the Willamette Queen, on Sunday we finally decided to go for a cruise on the paddle-wheeler. We skipped the $48/per person 2-hour Sunday brunch cruise and opted for the 1-hour no food cruise with a full bar open for soft drinks and adult beverages. So at 3:00 we boarded the boat for our tour on the Willamette. The weather was good and we got to see a side of Salem that we hadn’t yet seen. Hope you enjoy!
Mike on the outside deck
The gangplank and Mike's beloved dock
Looking south with the slough to the left and the river to the right
The giant ecological globe located in Riverfront Park
Lots of water toys
The ole railroad bridge that I ride over on my bike on the way to work
And Capt. Mike at the wheel
Astounding advantages of solitude
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