Sauvie Island (OR) – 2013
As the waters of the Columbia and Willamette rivers flow from their confluence towards the Pacific Ocean, they encircle a bucolic piece of farm and park land call Sauvie Island. It’s about a 60 minute ride from downtown portland, but feels like a world away.
On the far side of the island sits Collin’s Beach. If you’re lucky, you may find a grafitti-covered, abandoned concrete boat hidden among the trees there. It was built and used by the father of my friend Jon, which is how I knew where to look for it. Keep in mind that this stretch is “clothing optional”, so be careful where you point your camera. Perhaps this would be a good way to follow up the annual Portland Naked Bike Ride.