Almost a Riverdance
Roll on, Willamette! Doesn’t have quite the same ring as “Roll on, Columbia,” does it? That’s okay. I enjoyed a cloudy day walk this afternoon with Jackie Chan near the confluence of the two rivers in Kelley Point Park, feeling their power as I strolled. There are lovely pockets with tall trees, leaf-covered earth, then glimpses of river and birds, surrounded by occasional industrial honks or roars. Finally we reached the strand of sand.
Of course, Jackie Chan wanted the same thing he always wants. He saw me bring the chucker, so I couldn’t just tease him. The sand was deserted, so I threw the ball for a while, then got him back on leash and walked around more of the park. The place seemed empty.
I passed only one other group the whole time I was at the park. The cool, grey weather surely had something to do with that. No complaints here. A visit to Kelley Point makes for a unique walking experience in the Portland area, and I am sure I will return a few times a year.
Posted on December 28, 2013, in Flora and Fauna, Hiking with dogs, Outdoors, Urban Hiking, Waterways and tagged Kelly Point Park, Portland metropolitan area, Willamette River. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.