Thursday, June 26, 2014

Sunrise Along The Susquehanna

Last Thursday the Boy and I headed out to visit and stay with our friends in Danville, PA.  It's about a two and a half hour drive.  I had wanted to leave earlier, but what with the men coming to clean the chimney and Rob wanting to go to the gym, as he had not been for several days, in fact he had just got back from Ithaca the day before and wanted to rest up a bit.  I guess the seven hours on the Greyhound Bus had been a little daunting.  With all that, packing etc, we did not get on the road until 2:30PM.

The drive is mostly Turnpike and then on a major round, but most of this is in the country, in fact quite rural especially when you get off the Turnpike and head out West, along the Susquehanna to Danville, easy driving.  We ran into rain, but once we went through the Lehigh Tunnel and were on the other side of the mountains the weather changed and we were into sun.  In fact even the landscape changes on the other side, all mountains and trees as opposed to farms, then as you get nearer to Danville and closer to the Susquehanna it goes back to farmland.

I'm always amazed at how large even the smaller USA rivers are compared with the tiny Isle I come from.  The Boy travels with GPS which has its' advantages, but mum travels with a map, I just like to see where I am in relation to what's around me.  Love looking at all the towns and their names.

Our friends have been asking us to visit for ever, since they got married a couple of years ago and this is the first time that we have got up there to visit.  So nice to see them, and catch up on things.  Kim had a lovely dinner waiting for us and it fit the Boy's criteria of protein.  A free range chicken from a local Amish Farm.

Sunday morning I was up early with the dawn chorus,  took my camera and went for a drive around.  So here are a few pictures of my drive along the Susquehanna River.  The above photo is of the railway track which parallels the road and the river.

I like the early morning mist.


Some early morning fishing.


1 comment:

  1. Glad you had a good weekend. I love the early morning mists too but we usually only get them in Autumn. Best time of the day as well. The wide rivers in the US remind me of France. Your photos of the fishermen really showed up the size of the river.


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