My Actifit Report Card: September 19 2019
Had a very enjoyable ride today making my way back to DC along the C & O Canal Hiker Biker Trail.
Above is a picture of one of the many aqueducts built by The Chesapeake & Ohio Company in the early 20th century.
This was one of the few dams built on the Potomac River. The Potomac is surprisingly shallow through out a lot of the river. One can wade to the other side and get to Virginia through a lot of it. Here not so much and don’t recommend it either way.
This was the most unusual events to happen on my way to Williamsport, MD. First off there was no farm anywhere along this route surrounded by cliffs to one side and the river to the other. The cattle were also miniature. Roughly a third the size of normal cattle they just stood there while I snapped a photo. I tried to inch closer for a better shot but they scattered once I got back on to pedal. Wild pigmy cows in a very small area I am still fascinated by this.
I made pretty good time into the town of Williamsport, which was one of the places General George Washington scouted for England to create a Colonial America capital. He settled on what we know now as Washington DC.
Spent a few hours mucking about then headed back onto the trail to make the next campsite. Every 5 to 10 miles along the 186 mile trail are designed campsites each equipped with a smelly chemical toilet, well water dosed with iodine to kill bacteria, a picnic table, fire ring, and grill.