"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

June 21, 2012

June 20 - Canajoharie, NY

Play Day
River Front Park

We decided to stay in Canajohari, we’re in no hurry and the next few days are going to be in the mid to upper 90s and we have electricity here. We are going to leave the boat in Brewerton on July 6 to fly home for about 10 days, so we have time to slow down and play. Stan and I left early this morning on our bikes to find Wintergreen Park and the Canajohari Falls...we wanted to get out before the weather got too warm. It was only two miles to the park, but it was all up hill. It was an incredible work out...I thought I might not make it. We're flat landers, a dip in the road is a hill to us...these hills felt like mountains! Once we made it to the park we hiked a couple of miles looking around and getting to the falls. I'm glad we made the trip; it was nice getting the exercise and seeing something different. The park and river are beautiful. The best part of the adventure was the ride back to the dock; it was all down hill...that was fun. On our way back we ran into Pam and Donny on their way up. While Pam was at the park she found out the best part of this river is in town about 1/2 mile from the boat. It's called the Boiling Pot...the river bottom is shale and granite and there are large holes were the water swirls around. Pam checked it out and then she and I spent the afternoon there, it was a great place to be on a hot day. It's truly a little piece of paradise.

We had dinner on Gallivant; Donny made individual pizza pies for all of us. They were like deep dish pizza and very good. After dinner we walked over the bridge to Stewarts to get ice cream. It was a warm day, but we enjoyed doing something a little different and seeing something away from the water.

Canajoharie is home to one of the last three operating "dummy-lights" in the United States, located downtown at the intersection of Church, Mohawk and Montgomery Streets. It is a traffic signal on a pedestal which sits in the middle of an intersection, first installed in 1926.
The road down to the park
Hiking to the falls
Canajohari Falls
A view of the valley
The Boiling Pot (we think)

River Front Park

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