A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Day marked by, what else, riding the bike

Written November 19th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Several times a week I take the bike along the Dave Clark Riverfront Path in Albany. That’s what I did again on Sunday because I wanted to take advantage of the weather, which was exceptionally fine.

Speaking of First Lake: Missing the boat

Written November 12th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Sunday was an unusually mild and pleasant November day in these parts, and the bike and I paid a visit to Simpson Park.

The mud flows in the Willamette, too

Written November 9th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

It’s not just the South Santiam River and the Albany-Santiam Canal that are running dirty brown these days. The Willamette River water is almost as muddy as the canal.

Linn County may buy riverside Wheelhouse

Written October 17th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

For years the Linn County commissioners have been trying to find more space in Albany for county government functions. Now they have their eyes on the Wheelhouse, the four-story office building overlooking the Willamette River.

River viewing piers being rebuilt

Written July 24th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

From the Dave Clark Riverfront Path, you can see one of the piers on the river being rebuilt as part of the Albany Waterfront Project. The other one is being rebuilt too, but you can’t see it from the land side because the path is blocked.

Log pile leaves plenty of boating room

Written July 5th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The massive log jam on the Albany railroad bridge across the Willamette River may look impressive but does not appear to be hampering navigation.

This is what you call a light lunch

Written June 17th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

“Have you noticed the osprey on the midspan light of the Lyon Street bridge?” the email from Patrick Hagerty asked. “It is there regularly eviscerating the catch of the day.”

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