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    Posted: 15 March 2019 at 10:08
Hi Everyone,

Well, to use that phrase from a well known UK Comedy series of the 1970's - "Now for something completely different". Or, at least, partly different as the subject matter is of the same wonderful landscape seen from, perhaps, a different perspective.

During our stay at Moab we undertook a couple of excursions that were recommended by our hosts (Desert Hills B&B - shameless plug I'm afraid; excellent location and 5* care by the hosts) of which today's was one. This concerns the Moab Jett Colorado River trip for photographers (not the 'thrill seeking' one!). This takes about 3 hours to do and you get to see the Colorado River up close and even manage an off-boat excursion half way through (we couldn't land to see the Amphitheater unfortunately) which gives another dimension to the trip.

Anyway, the downside (if there is one) is that one's viewpoint is slightly limited for much of the trip but, on the other hand, one gets to see a lot of viewpoints otherwise hidden from view. Let's start the trip now...

1. The Mighty Colorado and Clouds

2. Eddys

I suppose I should add that the river is actually very (very) shallow through most of the 4-5 miles of this journey, hence the use of jet boats which have almost zero draught; even they, however, have to skirt round some of the shallower reaches so one got used to the boat slewing across the river as the helmsman 'read' the water ahead and took necessary action. At 40mph it's quite a lot of fun!

3. The Other Boat

4. Hot But Heavy Weather

5. The Mighty Colorado Ahead

6. Balanced Rocks In Progress

7. Pleasing Reflections

8. Sunlight and Storm Clouds

9. Navajo Food Store

I've misplaced what these were called but this was, apparently, used as a sealed food or grain storage along the river and is one of the few remaining (or maintained) along the Colorado (helped no doubt by the general lack of floods to this location level).

10. Catching Up

11. A Glimpse of Sunlight

12. Baby Arch

13. Spot The Balanced Rock

14. Navajo Sandstone Reflection

Well, that's part of the journey completed up to the 'halt' where we got out and stretched our legs (coming in part two!).

Thanks for sharing this journey with me and comments, as always, are positively encouraged.

Best regards, Neil.
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Have to say, you've convinced me on my next trip there to do the river trip. It is the one thing I've not done while there. Thank you!
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#'s 8 and 11 for the nice spot of light in each. #8 yells at me "black and white", the light, the clouds the not overwhelming color.
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