Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Motoring Along the Black River

What I'm Writing: Gods Willing (Fantasy Romance)
What I'm Reading: The Main Corpse by Diane Mott Davidson
What I'm Knitting: Finished a mitten last night. I will probably start something cow related today

Jon and his brother, Tom, own a fishing boat together. It's a small boat - two people can fish comfortably, any more than that and I'm sure they're getting in each other's way. Sunday I went out on the river with Jon for the first time. The Black River passes about a half mile from our house and there's a local boat launch, but that launch is too steep for Jon's two-wheel-drive truck. So we drove to the boat launch above the high falls in Lyons Falls. We put the boat in and headed south toward Port Leyden.

It was a beautiful fall day, although a little chilly when the sun was behind the clouds. Jon fished. I was along for the ride. He caught two smallish fish which were returned to the river.

At one point, the old Black River Canal meets the Black River. It was really a beautiful spot.

We were going to head up the canal a bit, but Jon's fish finder had the depth at under 2 feet, so we decided that wasn't a smart plan and stuck to the river.

We were out on the river for a couple of hours and I really enjoyed it. We'll have to go out again - maybe next summer when the temperatures are a little warmer.


  1. Oooh, pretty! :)Thanks for sharing! ~Juliana

  2. That canal is looks good. Makes me different feel.

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