What’s happening with world trade?

What’s happening with world trade?

A quick look at world shipping: China may be emerging from its coronavirus woes, and the IMO urges ports worldwide to remain open to maintain the flow of goods, and ship traffic.

Note: The lovely photo accompanying this post was taken by Astoria photographer Scott Saulsbury. You’ll find his iconic shots on his Facebook page, and also in this book: https://www.blurb.com/b/5184191-light-water-and-steel

Many thanks to Scott for the use of his image of a bulk carrier docked in Astoria.

More on navigating at night on the river

More on navigating at night on the river

This is a big topic: getting around at night on the river… Today we talk about what buoys do, what their different colors mean and how their lights match their painted colors. It’s all very important info for people trying to get around on the river at night.

More on navigating at night on the river

On the water at night

As part of our continuing look at the natural world around us, at things you might have more time to notice these days, today we talk about nighttime on the river, which can be a time of great confusion for people in vessels, unless they know what to look for.

Tides in Willapa Bay

Tides in Willapa Bay

Received a listener question from a person who wondered about tides in Willapa Bay, when do they happen – because different tide tables he consulted seemed to have different times on them, even though they were all for Willapa Bay.

Today we’ll talk about tidal variations across areas – and how it’s all relative, so to speak.