The Erie Canal Walk – Day Five ~ Fultonville to Fort Plain

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.

Sign in Fultonville, NY
Sign in Fultonville, NY

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.

Trail side building
Trail side building

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Having a trail side Guinness in Canajoharie, NY
Having a trail side Guinness in Canajoharie, NY (Look at that grey sky!)
The white building in the back is the original Beech-nut factory
The white building in the back is the original Beech-nut factory
The old, and gorgeous, building is a school.
This old, and gorgeous, building is a school.

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,

Ann

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “The Erie Canal Walk – Day Five ~ Fultonville to Fort Plain

  1. Timothy Farnham July 10, 2016 / 5:58 am

    Wow what an adventure. Love the blogs. Stay safe and have an amazing continuation of your adventure.

    Trina

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    • bellinghamwalks July 11, 2016 / 12:10 am

      Thanks Trina. I’m pretty pooped at the end of each day so it’s nice to hear that my words make sense. So nice to ear from you. Aaron speaks so highly of you.
      -Ann

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  2. Leah Martaindale July 10, 2016 / 9:11 pm

    The annual bike the Erie Canal trek started this week. Soon you will see 100s of bikers on your trail. They are in Medina tonight. Keep on trekking !!

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    • bellinghamwalks July 11, 2016 / 12:08 am

      Yes! We’ve been wondering where we’ll cross paths with them. Today we saw 4 bikers and 1 walker in 17 miles. We’re at Little Falls tonight, camping on the canal. The people are SO gracious and giving.
      -Ann

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