Always fun to take this picture and I take it at least once a year. It was a hot day on the North Shore and at the height of tourist season.
The middle of the day on a sunny summer day is a challenging time to take landscape type shots. This is a picture of St. Anthony Falls and the Mills district in Minneapolis. I paid a visit over the weekend.
I think these are loons. I could not quite get close enough. They have the same coloring and type of beak. Sometimes I think I need a better telephoto lens.
I am not sure why boats that push barges along the river are called tow boats but they are. They can move pretty fast when they are not pushing barges.
Sometimes it is fun to watch the barges. there are plenty of them along the Mississippi River in St. Paul. They are filled with scrap metal, coal or grain and who knows what else.