Not every ship heading for the mouth of the Columbia is orange. But nearly every time I get a chance to see another outbounder underway recently, it’s orange!
The Global Wisdom isn’t particularly unusual. A Handy-size bulker with her holds filled beyond overflowing with logs. But ships and cargos like these always catch my eye. There’s just no keeping those contents secret… it’s another zillion board-feet of timber heading for somewhere in Asia, Japan in this case.
Maybe some of this wood will end up in the rebuilding effort after last years’ earthquake.
I don’t photograph every vessel that drifts past my front porch, but a big orange stick-ship loaded with massive sticks? Yeah, I’ll take a few minutes to grab that.
A77, 70-300G. ISO 200, 180mm, 1/400 @ f/7.1