Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Mighty Mohawk

At Fultonville, calm as a sleepy oyster...butter wouldn't melt in its mouth


Looks pretty calm west of Lock 12 too

The lock


Somewhat less calm

Yeah, downright churny here


Is strutting its stuff. The paper says opening in this area is delayed again due to at least six inches of extra rain.

We stopped at the gas station here in town and then at Lock 12 to take some pics yesterday. Some contrast. I can vouch for what the story says about debris. There was a huge sort of island of logs and such...big logs...above the spillway. Woulda kept me in firewood for a couple of months once it dried out. However, to say that it is inaccessible...yeah... It will be staying there far as I'm concerned. The river is full and roily and wild, full of mud to the east of us and very high. I don't like it much.

3 comments:

joated said...

Hope no one had plans to go up or down the river between the Great Lakes and the Hudson! It's going to be a good while before they get it cleared and open. Can't imagine you'd want to take a valuable boat along there with all the floating logs and channel changes from mud and silt.

Terry and Linda said...

Oh, how I wish I could see for myself! But your photos are very good so my dreams of seeing New York State (where lots of my people first came to shore) is delightful!
Linda
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threecollie said...

Joated, the pics don't do it justice. It is really ripping. I am glad to live so far up on the hill

Linda,I wish you could too. Hope your trip materializes now that you are retiring.