July 13, 2019
exploring the country side
More of Town Creek
If you read yesterday’s post, you’ll remember that I fell while deciding where to enter the water to go for a swim. The heart in the photo above depicts the general area where I fell.
The photo was actually taken before we decided to go fishing here. Before we headed into Cumberland, we stopped to see what the aqua duct was like.
You can’t see it here, but there’s a turtle swimming in the water under the branch on the right side – pretty close to center. I tried cropping it, but I was too far away. If you look at the branch that is close to center and come forward and slightly right you should be able to see a little black/dark brown spot…that’s the turtle.
You can’t tell it here, but the trail gets pretty steep…again, I didn’t know we were coming back here.
I’ll post sometime about the C & O Canal, but here’s some basics…
Where the trail is, is where the boats used to go through
black and blue butterflies with a little bit of orange
Where we stopped to get some ice and live bait (worms). No one had any other live bait, such as shiners (minnows?), night crawlers. We even stopped at a grocery store to look for chicken livers, no luck.
Fifteen Mile Creek
This is also part of the C & O Canal, at 15 Mile Creek
Dumping into the Potomac River
Geese on the Potomac River
So, this is all I have for today on our road trip experience. There’s still at least one more post…when I get it all edited and posted I will number them so they will be in the correct order.