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Thursday, September 25, 2014

9/24/14 Kilkenny Cove Old Pond Railroad

Sunny day with temperatures in the upper 50's to about 60 and little wind- quite good hiking weather.This is another old rail bed turned into a hiking trail. We started from the east end and walked to the west and back,

We have hiked a number of these but this is the only one that retains a bit of the old rail at the start.

and the old ties for much of the way

Not far along is a section with water on both sides. The sides are steep and Kelley was nervous about going down.

Then you are back in the woods. The trail is not dramatic but a very pleasant walk through quiet woods.

I am always impressed at how life clings to the almost any available niche

Seeds of some unknown plant- a dramatic exit

and a hoverfly still at it

Near the west end we met a woman and her dog. The dogs were not very interested in each other but Kelley wanted  to walk with the woman so we went on together for a bit.

When we were here before there had been small pools and boggy areas but they were all dry today except for one puddle just the size of Kelley. When we returned to the section by the water we looked for a place Kelley would go down to the water and finally found a place she was willing to try.

She is looking at a canoe that is out  a ways but has a woman and a dog in it. I was glad she did not try to swim out to them.

A very pleasant outing on a beautiful day. 2  3/4 hours


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