Victoria, British Columbia
I’m not sure what the purpose of this floating barrier was; perhaps to keep trash or oil from spreading to the main Victoria harbor. But I like the way (for a short distance anyway) it provided a barrier to the wind, creating a narrow stretch of calm water on the leeward side.
2 thoughts on “POTD: Wind Shadow”
It’s curious to see this phenomenon on the floating bridges on Lake Washington– often there will be smooth water on one side and choppy on the other
It’s like the same effect on a large scale, which would make it hard to photograph, except from the air, from the same angle I had.