A Bike Trip on the Canal Path…photo style

Left the 15- and 16-year olds home for a little practice in independence (don’t worry, lots of back-up support around…phew)…and DH and I took a 3 night/4 day bike trip on the Erie Canal path (sometimes Barge Canal, sometimes Bike Route 5).  Just me and him.  Aaah.  Quite pleasant.  Here’s a little photo montage.
 
 
Stone steps
Stone steps

 

Art along the canal...that's a drawing on the wall!

Art along the canal...that's a drawing on the wall!

 

Along the canal...

Along the canal...

 

Old aqeduct

Old aqeduct

 

Quaint roofing nightmare

Quaint roofing nightmare

 

Fell from the sky

Fell from the sky

 

Canal lock

Canal lock

 

Art along the canal...mural under the bridge

Art along the canal...mural under the bridge

 

Art along the canal...mural under the bridge

Art along the canal...mural under the bridge

 

Is it a birdhouse?

Is it a birdhouse?

 

Baby duck

Baby duck

 

Next summer's vacation idea?

Next summer's vacation idea?

 

Filling the lock

Filling the lock

 

Guess what this is!

Guess what this is!

 

Mural on side of bank

Mural on side of bank

 

Tandem in the window

Tandem in the window

 

Sunrise on the canal

Sunrise on the canal

 

Birds on a wire

Birds on a wire

 

Duck trails

Duck trails

 

Purple flowers

Purple flowers

 

Everywhere!

Everywhere!

 

They might be invasive :(

They might be invasive 😦

 

 I wish I had gotten a better view of this…it was totally cracking me up!

The first bark you hear is the bird!  After I took this video, the bird changed it’s tone to match the deeper voice of the dog that was barking back at it!

P.S.  Traveling on canal paths or rail trails are excellent ways to take a leisurely bike trip.  And it’s great for biking with young kids too…not much worrying about traffic!

P.P.S.  It’s such a shame that all the little towns along the towpath haven’t figured out how to utilize this great resource.  If they just maintained it even a little, it would make an excellent tourist attraction (especially for bikers and hikers).  Just my personal opinion.  There were a few towns that totally got it.  Camillus is one place that has done a wonderful job of restoring the canal, paths, and historical buildings.  There were other places too, but I can’t remember the names (sorry).

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One Response to A Bike Trip on the Canal Path…photo style

  1. Looks like a beautiful time for you and your hubby!

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