Sunday, September 14, 2014
I am STILL going through my lot of August 1969 slides, trying to use up the dross and dreck, leaving behind only sparkling gems!
This first one shows a lot of stuff (Tom Sawyer Island, the Mark Twain, one of Huck Finn's rafts, the Matterhorn, and so on), though it is all seen poorly. Notice the enormous crowds along the shore, waiting to see the new "Pirates of the Caribbean" attraction!
A canoe glides by, almost completely silently, before vanishing behind the trees.
Cascade Peak's waterfall was a lovely sight; it was fun to pass beneath (in a Mine Train), and fun to scoot past in a canoe (close enough to feel the spray). Rainbow Ridge can just be seen through the foliage.
In the Rivers of America, things are pretty calm, except for where these rocks are… that's where the rapids are! Waves as high as one inch can buffet the side of the Mark Twain or Columbia. Nobody said that Nature was nice!