We left Syracuse at 6 am…to beat the sun or the rain, whichever came first. The village of Camillus is unrivaled in its dedication to restoring the section of the old Erie Canal that passes through their backyards. The museum was still closed when we came through but there is much to see outside. First of all, they have mileage markers, a real help when wondering where you are. This one indicates we are half way between Albany and Buffalo.
Here are a couple canal boats. The bouy boat was used by a canal worker to change out the kerosine lamps that lined the canal, allowing passage at night.
The village has restored The Nine Mile Aquduct and claims that it may be the only working aquaduct in the country.
We met these 3 gals, Holly, Bernie, and Diva. They were awesome.
These are for Nancy. We had lunch in her home town of Jordan. It’s a village really and very lovely.
Well, the rain came first, in bucketfuls, just about 1/2 mile from our lodgings in Weedsport. Our shoes are drying, once again, in the sun that came out just after the soaking rain.
All the best,