Ginny's Adventures 2019 travel blog

off they go to patrol the river from Callicoon

formation seen on small island there

access near Kellam's Bridge is just for fishing

deer feeding on the shore of Buckingham access

Basket Historical Society building and grounds

town had a lot of bluestone

these are all over Sullivan County for Woodstock Anniversary

others are called Villes or Boros or the like

Cochecton Station

peeking in the window

a model of this building

garbage collected at Cochection access - so far

see the bag of cans just behind the sign?

looking across at Damascus access

What's going on over there?

oh - catching eels!

and processing them

Lock 13 on the Lackawaxen River

For this part of my job, I travel the river corridor, stopping at accesses to pick up garbage, stock the brochure boxes, and record interesting things seen during the day.

First, I took a couple of canoe rovers up to Callicoon and saw them off. Then I went north around Hancock to the Buckingham access and back down the river valley. I stopped in Long Eddy at the Basket Historical Society Building. There are interesting things to learn there.

Then I came down to the Cochecton Station and checked out what that was. It is only open a couple of days during the summer or by appointment, but I peeked in the window! I found a whole bunch of garbage at the access under the Cochecton bridge and found that the USFS and town workers come there to relieve themselves at the port-a-john there. The USFS ranger was kind enough to help me collect a big black bag of household garbage. While down at the river, I saw people in the river just across the bridge where the Damascus access is, so I had to go check out what was going on!

Resource Management was there doing fish sampling. Turns out they were catching young eels to measure them. I didn't ask if they kept them to send somewhere or if they release them back into the river. I was brave enough to get a couple of pictures, but know even more why I don't like being in rivers and streams or even the ocean! After that, it was time to go to Narrowsburg to pick up the canoe rovers and call it a day!

I'm inserting a picture taken on a later day because it fits into this category. It was taken at the Lock 31 site of the D&H Canal along the Lackawaxen River near Honesdale.

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