After a three-hour bus ride from Boston to Albany, Aaron and I walked about 11.5 miles along the Hudson River in the humid heat characteristic of this area. As planned, we finished our first day in Waterford, NY, a small village at the eastern end of the Erie Canal. We are camped at the Waterford Visitor Center, with a view of the Mohawk River and lock #2 on the canal.
The walking was exceedingly challenging today but we enjoyed a bit of “trail magic,” like “Kate’s Corner Deli,” an unexpected shady bench on Green Island, and Chris at the Visitor’s Center in Waterford. Chris was warm and welcoming and helped us get oriented. He also gave us the key to the showers! Tomorrow we will set off early to Schenectady. We will need to get off trail to go to Eastern Mountain Sports to buy fuel for our stove…can’t make coffee without it! Writing on this tiny iPad is difficult but I’ll do my best.