About in Boats, Boots, and Byways:
Archive of Erie Canal Journal entries for 2004
May 04: Let
the boating begin, again -- We
went up to the Erie Canal to cheer ourselves with the sight
of the re-filled canal, and we weren't disappointed
June 04: Sun,
wind, and little friends -- The
sun was out, the sky was clear, the wind was stiff, and
we saw a few interesting animals, including a regal dog,
a soaring hawk, and a turtle on the towpath...
August 04: Canal
with cream and sugar -- I
like coffee, a lot, but this was too much even for me. The
rains of July have turned the color of the canal's waters,
an ambiguous blue at best, to a light coffee color ...
September 04: Harmonica
-- a labor of love --
Reverend and I met our friends Mary
and Mike at the Medina Guard Gate and boat ramp for a Labor
Day picnic. With Mike at the helm and our mates in the forward
cabin, I was able to take some long-overdue pix of the Harmonica
in action ...