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

May 18, 2017

May 17 - Waterford, NY

Waterford Canal Welcome Center

"If you want the best the world has to offer, offer the world the best you have." —Neale Donald Walsch

Another beautiful day in Waterford, although a little warm...in fact it was warmer here than at home in Texas! At least these temperatures won't last long. We spent the day visiting with people on the dock and riding our bikes. It felt nice to get some exercise after our long days on the boat last week.

Today we took the Black Bridge Trail across to Peeble Island and over to Green Island. From there we crossed the Hudson River and had lunch in Troy. We'll head back this way on Saturday to visit the Troy's Farmers Market. Our ride today was about nine miles along the river on a peaceful easy trail. 

The waterfront in Waterford is a popular place for locals to walk, so we've met a lot of nice people and there is always something entertaining going on. One lady we visited with yesterday told us her husband had family in Port Lavaca (our home town), today they came by for a visit and Stan realized he use to ride the bus to school with several of his cousins. It's a small world and we truly enjoy meeting new people.

Another view of our wonderful home this week. You can just see part of the first lock on the left of the picture.
An old railroad trestle that is now part of the bike trail
Troy, NY the home of Uncle Sam
Some of the wild life we saw today...can you find the second deer?
Another one of the many bridges we crossed on our bike ride
The Pokingbrook Morris Dancers. A group of dancer from Albany that practice in different places each week. The group is dedicated to keeping the living dance traditions of England alive. They were very fun to watch.
Our visitors (John and Vicky) brought us this wine cork this evening. John made it...the yellow rose of Texas. It's beautiful and we love it. Thank you so much. 
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