Soaking Rain and Mosquitos…
I forgot to put this picture in yesterday’s post. We saw this sign as a we walked into Fultonville and had a chuckle trying to imagine the scenario that would have prompted the city to post such a sign.
There wasn’t anywhere to camp last night, so we stayed in a tiny motel in the tiny town of Fultonville. The rain began somewhere in the middle of the night and woke us as it pounded on the roof. We had breakfast at the busy Taste America Truck Stop down the road then set off during a rain-respite with full rain gear at the ready. We walked for about 1 1/2 hours before the thunder and lightening began to roll and flash, shaking the heavy, grey clouds. We walked in an absolute downpour for about 9 miles. If that wasn’t enough, we were chased by swarms of mosquitoes for much of the way. Luckily we had mosquito repellent and rain gear is also quite effective against mosquitoes. We ran up the steps of our cozy bed and breakfast in Fort Plain, NY just before the second downpour began
Aaron took some great pictures of different architecture along the trail and we thought we’d like to post some of those for you to see. We passed many more beautiful homes and estates too.
We plan on hiking to Little Falls tomorrow, probably in an exhilarating downpour being chased by hungry mosquitoes. 🐝 We will camp at their awesome Rotary Park and Marina and take a ‘zero’ day here, staying for two nights.
All the best,