BTW, I did end up staying for a night in one of the lock houses I mentioned last post. It was fascinatingly rustic and so hot overnight that it was hard to sleep. But then, my last several days on the C&O Canal were extra hot (90's) and humid. I keep having to re-remember that in an eastern North American summer, it is so green and leafy that you can't see the terrain unless you come to a field or wide body of water, or are climbing/descending a hill yourself. The Potomac was often visible, but not always. Much interesting flora and river/canal fauna.
It looks as if there will be about seven more walk days to go until I reach the Atlantic coast - at Lewes area, Rehoboth Beach, Deleware. There is so much of interest to see and do here in D.C., that I could get immersed very easily. But 'duty calls', as they say - so in a couple of days I will head to Annapolis and another generous host there! I hear that there will be a post on Jackie Speier's FB site, about this trip(!) It should be view-able soon at FACEBOOK.COM/JACKIESPEIER.
|A memorial at Antietum National Civil War Battleground site|
|The pedestrian bridge to Harper's Ferry|
|At Lockhouse #22|