Wednesday Walking Along the Black River

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An entry for the #wednesdaywalk challenge hosted by @tattoodjay.


For today's adventure, I snuck out of work for a little bit to walk the rocky beach of a local waterway known as the Black River. The Black River originates north of us, but eventually makes its way to the mighty Mississippi...


This is one of the few remaining areas of water that still allow houseboats. Most of these will eventually disappear once the existing owners pass away. No new houseboats will be allowed given the current regulations...yet in the meantime, they are worth taking a photo or two of...


The houseboats weren't the only things to view and photograph on today's walk. Life, as always, finds a way, doesn't it? I found a few more patches of wildflowers along the rocky shore today, reaching for the sun...




I also noticed an old riverboat in the distance...I might have to return here and get a better look at the old ship on a future Wednesday.


All in all, it was a beautiful September Wednesday morning. The temperature was in the lower 60Fs, fall was in the air yet again, and the river was full of fishermen, birds, and life; things I will no doubt miss in a few months.




Not as much green on today's walk as last week, but there was plenty of blue in the sky and in the water. The last time I visited this place there was snow on the ground; it's another "sacred spot" near me that I really should visit more often.


That was today's #wednesdaywalk in a nutshell. I hope you too had a wonderful Wednesday too; the new job is starting to turn for the good, so more walks in the future. Until next Wednesday, thanks so much for stopping by and checking my work out!


A beautiful walk love the reflections in the water

Are houseboat banned now? Is that to protect the river

Thanks for joining Wednesday Walk :), I truly enjoy exploring the world virtually each Wednesday seeing walks from all around the globe and feeling I am there and experiencing it all myself, such as I did in your post just now :)
Do if you have time check out some of the other walk posts, its like a wee break from your day to day reality

Thanks! Yeah, the houseboats are being removed due to river protection...the whole area used to have a lot of houseboats everywhere. Now I'd guess maybe 20% remain from 40 years ago?

Definitely need to check out other walks!

OK I guess that makes sense but houseboats have a charm to them

Definitely! These houseboats are unique in that they usually only get used on the weekends (sort of like a cabin on water), and typically involve massive quantities of booze and barbeque. At least that has been my limited experience with them, lol

I guess with that being there main use they in some cases may generate a lot of trash which could be a part of why they are trying to get rid of them

Definitely...this area has a lot of what folks call "river rats," which I guess is a term for people who like to party on the river. I will have to get a photo at some point of this sand bar near a park; it pops up when the Mississippi gets low every two - three years. The second it's low, there are tents, kegs, name it on that sand bar. River rat party central!

Lol would love to see that

Manually curated by brumest from the @qurator Team. Keep up the good work!

Thank you @brumest and @qurator !!

@sagesigma i really love the second picture and your reflection on top of the water, amazing shots taken, beautiful place

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