POTD: Wind Shadow

POTD: Wind ShadowWind Shadow
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”

  1. Molly Purrington

    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

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