Category: Erie Canal

Cold Barges

What a difference a few weeks makes…….on November 17th, I posted photos of the tugs and barges docked along the canal – parked for the winter as the canal was closing for the season and waiting to be drained – click here for that…

And The Season Ends…

The 189th annual season on the historic Erie Barge Canal ended this past week. On Friday, the waterway was closed to boat traffic and it will soon be drained. For weeks, now, barges, tugs, and tenders have been making their way to their designated…

Stormy Skies and Shell Fish

So, today was my birthday…..not that I’m counting them anymore, you understand, but I still sure do love to celebrate them! hehehe My family – Mom, brother Kevin, and sister-in-law Lylace – took me to Joe’s Crab Shack in Henrietta for dinner. I LOVE…

The Canal in October

It is almost time for them to start draining the historic Erie Barge Canal for the winter. In the past couple of weeks, I’ve noticed tugs and barges finding their spots along the banks where they are now likely tied off for the season –…

Water……Creek or Crick?

I love being near the water. I love hearing it flowing across rocks in a stream or crashing against the shoreline or splashing up on a ledge. I love the cool, crisp, clear look of a babbling brook. I just love being near the…

Thoughts on Winter

Over the Christmas week and again this current week, I find myself thinking about a popular joke that has made its way around the internet via emails, Facebook, etc. for many years. You know the one. It is written in diary format by a guy/girl…