Thursday, October 27, 2011
Yaquina River Halloween
The Western Oregon Messabouts, AKA Coots, gathered for a fall run on the Yaquina river in western Oregon this week.
Around Halloween each year, there are spring tides that raise the river to it's maximum level, then ebb to a muddy minus.
Since the Yaquina has a tidal reach twenty six miles inland, this makes for some thrilling currents to ride with an oar or paddle powered boat. The scenery is just beautiful this time of year and late fall sun is a bonus.
Ten boats and fourteen Coots participated this year, which is a drop from last year, likely due to the mid-week tide.
The tide waits for no man.
Lets go to the video...
And the photos can be found on Doryman's Flickr, as usual.
Thanks again to Mary and her fabulous video editing skills!