"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Saturday, September 11, 2010

A long Saturday walk

The air was cool this morning, and hubby wasn't feeling up to kayaking because of back pain, so I decided to go for a walk.  Living close to the Potomac River means that we're in close proximity to the C&O Canal Towpath as well.  Because it was a beautiful Saturday morning and I had plenty of time, I chose to walk on the towpath instead of the city streets.  Come along with me on my walk. 

My walk began near this  beautiful aqueduct, one of 11 that were built along the canal.  This one was built to carry the canal over the Conococheague Creek, near where it empties into the Potomac.  Not much further down the path is this drawbridge, used for trains that no longer use the track in this area.

The towpath is a very popular spot for bikes, and I saw bikers of all sizes, shapes, and ages today.

There were also people fishing, jogging, and walking.  I saw evidence of recent horseback riding,as well, but chose to not photograph said evidence.

I passed a lock, complete with lockhouse. Being a lockkeeper was hard work, and meant being available 24 hours a day to open and close the locks as needed.
Naturally, I found some wildflowers to photograph, and today, I also found one of the first signs of the coming fall.
The rest of my day will be spent in my sewing room, as I begin working on my Sept/Oct goals.  Come back tomorrow to join me as I tour the Sully Quilt Show!


  1. We used to live in Maryland and one of our favorite places to ride bikes and stroll was along the Potomac--your pictures brought back great memories for me :)
    Carin from Margaret's Hope Chest

  2. Thank you Sunny for the beautiful walk and letting me see where you live. What a pretty route. Oh I am pleased you did not show us the horse evidence. LOL.
    looking forward to your pics of the quilts.

  3. Thank you for taking me on the walk with you. It's a stunning part of the country

    Love and hugs Gina xxx

  4. I did enjoy the walk, and I noticed the names of the creeks were those of native Indian origin , the same here with our tows and places with native Koor names. The names have a lovely song when you pronounce them.


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