Thursday, September 1, 2011

Enjoying the Ride

      Two weeks ago we had lent our daughter Barb a car while their car had a little work done.  Afterwards I drove down with Cindy to pick up the car and decided to take the slow way home.  A little road near Barb's house leads down to three access dirt/gravel roads along the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.  Maybe the busiest canal in the US.

A calm and misty morning

Lone single man paddleboat

      That dot in the middle of the first picture was a person out in a little paddle boat.  I could actually see their knees churning up and down to make progress along the canal.  You wouldn't catch me out there, as one, there are huge ships, and two, the tide changes can cause fierce currents.  And yet, all was peaceful as the water was dead calm, and the mist was rolling along the canal.

Railroad draw bridge

       The view to the west shows the railroad draw bridge.  The whole bridge is lowered down to the track level when a train comes along.  I have yet to see that happen, but am still hoping to catch it.  In the distance you can see a small motor yacht about to come under the bridge.

Railroad track at both bases of the bridge 

      Turning east, it is time to head home.  I will take the slow way home along route 9 so as not to blow away the morning stillness with the trek on I-95.

Heading into the day, and back into the world

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