Originally Posted by 86Scotty
I love rural America. That 4th pic of the guys fishing looks like it could've been taken in 1971 or 2021.
Eric- That is actually my son, his girlfriend and my grandson in canoe on Ohio River! Downstream they got squeezed by a barge that pulled out of the shipping lane to wait out some incident.
The campfire photo is him using his canoe for a backrest, studying for a history exam by the campfire and lantern light. Total happy place.
Originally Posted by marret
Me too, and the third with the tug pulling coal. Well done.
Thanks, Chirs- that is actually a barge with 12 (3x4) flats of coal! They were pushing those all weekend long to a nearby coal-fired power plant. Ive seen other major energy projects in Ohio that elsewhere in USA would be sites of major protests.
It is pretty remote in that corner of Ohio against WV. The first day about 4:30 pm, I was preoccupied riding up a steep grade and caught fur in the corner of my vision in fallen timbers. Turned my head in time to see it come out of a roadside stream and up a fallen trunk into the forest. But it froze there and stared me down hard. Later I could ID it as Lynx, which according to all sources does not exist in Ohio! But there was not mistaking its face-framing ruff of fur and compact tailless form.
Van + Bike = magical trips