Thursday, September 18, 2008

Day on the Delaware

Looking upstream at the railroad bridge just below Yardley, PA. It's a very active line, and the bridge pier from an early rail line appears just upstream.

Did a local trip today, paddled in the 'hood between Scudders Falls and Calhoun Street Bridge, the very bottom of the non-tidal river, where the cormorants gather on the rocks to air out their armpits.

I'm ashamed to admit it's the first time I've paddled down here since we moved to Yardley, that lovely flood capital of the Delaware River Basin.

It was enjoyable although not so scenic like places upstream. The ugliest stretch the river is not here, or even down by the refineries, it's the stretch of river in Harmony Township. That's anther story.

It was nice to escape the campaign for the day, speaking of which:

Would someone please tell Senator John McSame: 'Senator, I worked with John McCain; I knew John McCain. Senator, you're no John McCain.'

The man has suddenly blossomed into a raging populist, railing against the greed and lack of regulations, a situation that he actively helped to create over the past dozen years.

Quote of the week: "It gives me comfort just to think that after eight years of George W. Bush we will have a president who has actually read the Federalist Papers."
Read why a true conservative will vote for Obama.