About in Boats, Boots, and Byways:
Archive of Erie Canal Journal entries for 2003
December 03: Canal
-- drained but not tiresome -- We
wanted to see the canal for a last photo op of the year
2003, and being blessed with a sunny, blue-sky day in the
October 03: Fall
colors drop in on the canal -- This
marks about the 12th month that we've been visiting the
canal at Middleport Guard Gate. The story this time was
the fall colors ...
September 03: Never
a dull moment on the canal -- We
have been checking the Erie Canal at the Middleport Launch
Ramp and Guard Gate for about a year now, once a month,
around the 15th. This time yielded a colorful variety of
July 03: We'll
get there if it don't get dark -- We
took a ride on the Erie Canal and stayed way after dark,
which I love to do....
July 03: Dazzling
dark, bright shadows -- We
visited the Erie Canal at the Middleport boat launch for
our monthly check on the canal. We had a free evening, which
made for some beautiful sunset views and pix ...
July 03: Dog
day afternoon -- To
cap our holiday weekend, we took the Harmonica up to Widewater
June 03: GPS
says 1.4, 2.5, 3.5 wide open --
We went up to the Erie Canal at the Middleport launch ramp
for our monthly check on the canal. It also was the first
time that we took the Harmonica out this year ...
May 03: The
difference was in the dusk --
We went up to the Erie Canal at Middleport for our monthly
check-in; this time we went close to dusk, and it was beautiful
to behold. It was strange to be so near the water yet not
upon it ...
May 03: Canal
full and ready to roll --
I checked on the Erie Canal a few days ago, and it was about
half-full. Today, we went up to Lockport to launch the Quark,
and the canal was full...
March 03: The
Ides of March: Be there! -- We went up to
the Erie Canal at Middleport Guard Gate for our monthly
photo op. It was a sunny and warm (!!!) day, for a big change
snowmobiles at 50 mph
-- The Reverend
and I went up to the Erie Canal at the launch ramp below
Middleport this afternoon to take pictures for a monthly
series we've been developing ...
January 03: A
cold time was had by all -- It was a cold
day on the canal at Brockport, but that just made for some
great pictures. More pix and text here.
anchor empty canal in mid-winter -- We stopped
off at the Medina Lift Bridge to take some pix on our way
Beach State Park to do some snowshoeing