Sunday, July 29, 2018

Harpers Ferry, a Camera, and a Backpack

Late Saturday night my son tapped, tapped, tapped at my door to ask me if I'd like to go on a hike at Harpers Ferry's Maryland Heights the next day. Absolutely!

How I forget the grueling hike to the top. For all the daily hour long walks I've done, and daily resistance bands and light weights...it's still pure agony for me.

Anyway I carried a few water bottles (and drank plenty) in my new backpack that I had just finished sewing. This was my first time to use it. (Sewing details in a future post.)

Backpack at Harpers Ferry

My son let me borrow his fancy camera that he purchased a few years ago dirt cheap on Amazon. My cameras never zoom in all that well. I kept the settings on automatic, which took much better pictures than my camera usually does.

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Overlooking Harpers Ferry, West Virginia from the Maryland side of the Potomac River. Shenandoah River as it empties into the Potomac. Virginia mountain in the background.


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The Shenandoah River, Virginia on the left bank, West Virginia on the right bank.


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Close-up of the Shenandoah, with Virginia in the background.
Note the rockiness of the shallow river...

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Quiet homes near Harpers Ferry


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A quiet home near Harpers Ferry


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Looking North-Potomac River


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Looking North-Potomac River, West Virginia on the left bank. Maryland on the right bank.

Again, note the rockiness of the shallow river. This is why George Washington envisioned a canal...which was eventually built.
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Hiking back down...water trickling over a log in Maryland.


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A stream that runs through Maryland...


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Pools of water from the stream...


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Train trestle in Harpers Ferry historic area.


We always seem to rush our days here, but there are also the canals!

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