Sunday, October 08, 2006

A Foggy Friday Morning on the Canal 10/6

Sam and I were up early and motoring slowly through the fog, temperature 38 degrees. We spent the day moving downhill toward the sea. We traveled on the canalized Mohawk River, so that instead of a straight ditch, we enjoyed a gently curving river with, what Ohioans would call, low, forested mountains rising up from the shore.
We passed through one of the deepest locks in the world today, 41 feet. Bird sightings included: many greater black-backed gulls, hooded mergansers, egrets, and osprey.