Tuesday, January 20, 2015

MLK Day Walk Along the C&O Canal

Yesterday was a pretty day, sunny and not too cold, so we decided to take a walk on the C&O Canal. We started at Lock 6 and walked about three miles.  There weren't too many people out, some walkers, some cyclists, and a couple of kids playing on the somewhat frozen surface of the canal, which made us nervous. It felt good to see the blue skies and to be out in the fresh air for awhile. Every time we walk on the canal we think about what it would have been like to live in one of these lock houses in the 1800s.  You can get an idea by staying in one of these historic lock houses, six of which have been renovated and furnished and are available for overnight stays.  Of the original 57 lock houses, 26 remain today.

Lock House 6

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