Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

November 16, 2017

Bell Road & Aptucxet Trading Post Mural

I couldn't resist stopping on Bell Road to take pics of the RR bridge from that side.  It was such a pretty fall day.

I'd soooo hoped for a train but alas....nothing.







The Army Corp of Engineers operates the Canal.

Mass Maritime across the way.


I remembered that a new mural was painted under the railroad tracks near Aptucxet Trading Post.  I will have to return when the light is better.



Osprey (aka Seahawk)




There are minks that live in the rip rap.  They keep the rodent population down.

I had to look this up when I got home cause I didn't know what a 'Lagoda' was.  It's the name of Bourne's ship.




HERE is some information about the Lagoda.  I've seen the scaled down version at the Whaling Museum but I didn't take any notice of the name at the time, or the significance and history.

18 comments:

  1. wow - the colors just pop when it's so clear. Lovely trek, despite lonely tracks.

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    1. I would love to be on that side when the train shows up. I've never shot it from there!

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  2. Beautiful mural. Thanks for sharing. :-)

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    1. There was another mural there the past few years but it was showing a lot of wear and tear. This one is new and awesome!

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  3. Beautiful photos, love the mural! Have a great weekend JoJo :)

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    1. Thanks Martha! And a great weekend to you too! :)

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  4. Pretty murals!
    Have a great weekend and upcoming week, JoJo.

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    1. You too Robyn! Thanks!

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  5. Meant to comment before, sorry. Loved these pictures and especially the mural. You do like that bridge a lot don't you?

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    1. Yes....it's one of my fave bridges. Right up there with the Golden Gate, which I could photograph for hours too. And have when I lived in SF.

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  6. What a beautiful Murals! Enjoyed seeing them:)Beautiful high bridge:)

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    1. Thanks! Have a great Thanksgiving!

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  7. Once again you've impressed me with your keen eye for photography. Great photos. That bridge is particularly photogenic and it's cool to see it from the different perspectives.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Thanks Lee! You are so kind to say!

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  8. You really are blessed to live in such a beautiful, art-filled area. It gives you so many opportunities to go out and explore. That's so awesome. Your pictures rock!

    Have a beachy week!
    Elsie

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    1. Thanks Elsie! It's definitely picturesque around here.

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  9. That photo of the train tracks diverging is so well placed, almost kike a mirror reflection.

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