Messing About in Boats, Boots, and Byways:

Archive of Erie Canal Journal entries for 2003

  

  

    Sunset on the canal.

     

  • 28 December 03Canal -- 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 60s ...
  • 11 October 03Fall 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 ...
  • 12 September 03Never 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 images....
  • 30 July 03We'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....
  • 18 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 ...
  • 06 July 03Dog day afternoon -- To cap our holiday weekend, we took the Harmonica up to Widewater ...
  • 15 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 ...
  • 19 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 ...
  • 03 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...
  • 12 April 03: Canal passes monthly checkup -- We took a ride up to the Middleport Guard Gate for our monthly check of
  • the canal. Compared to last month, with its packed snow and incy wind ...
  • 15 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 ...
  • 15 February 03:
    Suddenly, 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 ...
  • 25 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.
  • Ducks anchor empty canal in mid-winter -- We stopped off at the Medina Lift Bridge to take some pix on our way to Lakeside Beach State Park to do some snowshoeing ... .
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