Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Weekend Getaway

We spent the weekend in Selinsgrove, PA along the Susquehanna River. The highlight of the weekend was a 2 hour tour of the river in a flat-bottomed john boat conducted by Jim Charles of Isle of Que River Guides.

The Susquehanna is much wider than we thought. What we judged to be the far shore were islands. There are lots of them and they all have names. Some were farmed in years past since they have incredible soil from the silt deposited.

Its a shallow river which was a surprise too. There are spots where one can wade across on the rocky ridges that angle through the water. The boat with its low draft just made it over some of those spots, but when the water level drops, Jim will have to push the boat over to clear it
We saw lots of great blue herons which kept us company on the shore line. There were also bald eagle sightings but no capture on photos. Too camera shy.

We stayed two nights at the Potteiger House Bed and Breakfast. Our hosts Leo and Karen provided wonderful accommodations and delicious breakfasts.

Downtown Selinsgrove was one block from the B and B so we walked to dinner each evening and even took an after dinner walk to the Isle of Que to see the river again our last evening there. It was the perfect get away weekend.

See more photos of the river at my Shutterfly site.


Robin said...

What a nice weekend getaway! You were a little over an hour from us.

HolleyGarden said...

How nice! It seems like such a relaxing area. I love water, and it must have been a bit exciting to see the herons and eagles! I hope this comment shows up - blogger's not been my friend lately!

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