A nice afternoon oin the water...

Discussion in 'Sea Ray Lifestyle & Cruising' started by Gofirstclass, Aug 30, 2015.

  1. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Today was a nice day so we thought we’d take a ride back down to the stretch of Columbia we photographed above, only this time we went by car and shot the photos from the top of those mesas.

    As it turned out, we were both surprised by the amount of land that has been turned into vineyards. The whole area is owned (to my surprise) by a company called Easterday Farms. They’re based right here in Pasco and is a family owned farm that appears to be doing VERY well. Here’s a link to their website: Easterdayfarms.com.

    As I said, it was a nice day with temps in the mid 70’s, light winds, just a very few high, thin clouds. A perfect day for a road trip.

    I didn’t take any pics on the way down to where we were overlooking the river because there’s not much to see there. But once we got to the river I snapped a few. Neither of us had ever been to this area before and all it is for roads are single lane gravel roads once you get off the main drags.

    So here’s what we saw from up top.
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    All of the vines where we stopped were Merlot variety, but there were several others that we saw. Here’s GW as she sampled a few grapes.
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    And here’s what the Merlot grapes look like before they are picked. These vines are really ready to be picked and I would guess that in the next few days these vineyards will be swarming with pickers.
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    When we were on the boat and taking pics it looked as though they planted vines on just about every flat area. From the top you can see that they don’t limit themselves to the flat areas, they plant on the sides of the hills also.
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    All totaled, the trip today was only 56 miles and took us about 4 hours. Needless to say, a great time was had by both of us.
     
  2. wyrman

    wyrman Member SILVER Sponsor

    795
    Jul 12, 2012
    Tri-Cities, Wa
    2007 310 Sundancer
    Twin 350's, V drives
    Great pics Mike. What camera do you have? It does a very good job.
     
  3. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Thanks Greg. It's a Nikon Coolpix P600 from Costco.

    Those pics were all shot on the "Auto" setting where it essentially becomes a point-and-shoot camera. I must admit that I did run them through Adobe Photoshop Elements before I uploaded them. That makes them smaller in size for easier handling, reducing the size from around 3.5kb-4.5kb down to around 500kb. I also adjust the color balance a bit. That first one is off in the color balance. My bad. Here are the two pics so you can see the untouched and the altered one.....
    Untouched then retouched-
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  4. Do Over

    Do Over Member

    981
    Aug 9, 2014
    Lake of the Ozarks
    2002 340DA
    8.1 Horizons
    nice pics....thanks for posting them


    question for ya.....do you guys have any other clothes besides Seahawk stuff? :grin:
     

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