Saturday, July 5, 2014

C&O Canal Trail

Ed and I hit the road again yesterday. We decided to follow the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, which has a bike/hike path from Washington DC to Cumberland, MD. It was a beautiful trail, occasionally framed by a canal full of green algae.

Occasionally we'd have the thrill of a train passing right next to us.

There were also occasional patches of mud from the rain the night before. Fortunately, nothing bad happened to us or our bikes, for the first time since we bought our bikes!

We rode from Point of Rocks to Harper's Ferry, which was 13 miles each way.

Harper's Ferry had a festive atmosphere with a lot of historical exhibits and demonstrations.

We had a great Philly cheesesteak sandwich at the Coachman's grill. It was unbelievable that the temperature was so moderate for the Fourth of July!

The view of the Potomac from the bridge to Harper's Ferry was so beautiful. It reminded us of Rome, with the old bridge supports covered with trees and brush.

There were lots of tubers in the Potomoc. It looked like an activity we needed to come back and try out someday! In the meantime, we're going to try an activity on two legs today. My ischial tuberosities are killing me! Sitting on a bike seat on two pokey bones for 3 hours has bruised my rear end! For some  unfair reason it didn't hurt Ed at all!

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