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A busy day of ship watching here at Skamokawa

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People standing on the shore while the Pontovremon passes in front of them:

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Just as this guy — Morning Menad, below — was coming in (carrying Hyundais from Tacoma) we noticed it was going to pass an outbound ship — the Alaskan Explorer, an oil tanker headed to Valdez AK from Longview WA.  Kevin decided to grab the hex and get some aerial footage. I took stills with my Nikon. I think his footage will win. 

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Our neighbor taking a photo of his granddaughter with ships:

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The Alaskan Explorer was loooonnnnnggg (about 950 feet long!)

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(Kevin's hexacopter in the upper left, following the Alaskan Explorer)

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This was yesterday afternoon:

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This is such a great place to dry camp. It's so quiet, with the occasional visual drama of an enormous ship that looks like it's passing only 30 feet from the sand outside our window. We've got a great spot to keep our boat, and sailing here in the Columbia is gorgeous. (You can see both directions for miles, so it's easy to make sure there are no ships coming while you cross the ship channel.) Also, you can keep track of the incoming and outgoing traffic here at The Ship Report.

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