Last March, feeling antsy that winter seemed to be going on forever here in northwestern New York, I paid a visit to the Erie Canal in Pittsford. Most of the canal was covered with snow and ice and so there was, of course, no boat traffic.
This morning I was driving by the same spot at Lock 32 and I stopped for a few minutes to take some photos of what it looks like with a week to go before summer turns into autumn. Had I arrived 15 minutes earlier, I could have seen a boat being raised in the lock. The first photo is that boat motoring off to the east, almost out of sight.
Within two months they will mostly drain the canal and things will revert to what they looked like last March. I’m still fascinated by the idea of taking a multi-day trip on the canal, though the sailboat I bought recently is not the right kind of vessel for such a trip.
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