Showing posts with label Missouri River. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Missouri River. Show all posts

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Missouri Low Down

For a variety of reason the Missouri River is quite low at the moment.  While it causes official concern it also provides viewpoint opportunities for those of us with cameras.  A rock jetty which is normally under water is exposed and the "intrepid" can venture out onto it.  Enough has been exposed that one can walk to the center of the river bed.  Above and below the view from that point.
                          Above, looking east showing the exposed shoreline... below looking west.

 Above, the jetty is composed of all kinds of debris, bricks, limestone lintels, river rocks, red granite,
                                                           and undefined rusted metal objects.

                  Above, the view from almost the middle of the jetty back toward the southern shore.

Above, view toward Kansas City from the river bed.  Below, the rock jetty going north from the south shore. 

Monday, January 13, 2014

Sunset By The Kaw

Above, time-lapse of sunset on the Kansas City, Missouri skyline from the banks of the Kaw River.
Above photo taken with iPhone... because I left the camera at home :(
 Taken with the regular camera... two night shots of the KC skyline from the banks of the Kaw River.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Rivers of Ice

Kansas City from Kaw Point with the iced-up Missouri River.  The river is flowing along as usual just with chunks of ice.   Below, the Kaw flowing into the Missouri.  Kaw surface is more frozen, water flowing underneath.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Bald Eagle Along The Kaw

 Went down to the river today... the junction of the Missouri and the Kaw to photograph the ice floating by.  Happened upon what I at first thought was a large hawk... turned out to be a juvenile Bald Eagle.. It had just caught something, couldn't tell what, and was enjoying a leisurely early dinner.

Monday, September 30, 2013


                                                      Early evening at the City Market.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Down By The Riverside......

Visited Berkley Park at the River's Edge today.  Great day for a walk.
Above, old barge remains on the south bank.

 Above, the bank, below, old mooring post with steel cable remnants.  Bond Bridge in the background.

Monday, July 8, 2013

"Just Me" Visits "Hyperblogal" Tourism Ensues

 Part of the fun of blogging is getting to meet fellow bloggers.  It's a little like reading a book that you like and then getting to meet the characters.   Donna has written her "Just Me" blog for years now.  She has frequent posts on it and Facebook.   Her husband Cliff is now retired and enjoys reading blog entries himself.  She spent part of her childhood in Harlem on the north side of the Missouri River and has fond memories of crossing the river on the ASB Bridge... she has always wanted to visit the bridge again and today was the day.  First stop was the pedestrian bridge over the very active railroad tracks... at least four trains passed while we were down by the river.

 On the observation deck overlooking the Missouri River above, and, below, Donna standing by the water level marks for major floods.... bottom, 1951, middle 1844, top 1993.

 Cliff is remarkably curious about how things work... and he pointed out many things that made the visit really interesting...

 Above, the concrete counterweights.... the middle section of the bridge can be raised to allow taller ships to pass under.

We ended up at Harry's Country Club in front of a naked bar picture..... great food and super company.... I had to come home after lunch, they headed to City Hall to see the view from the top.