Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Jan 20 Midnight Run To Gretchen's Lock

Gretchen's Lock will forever be a place where I can catch my thoughts and be at peace for the few moments I am down there. I don't know what it is about that place, but I could be having a pretty bad day and then go down there and I just feel better. The gates are closed at this time, but you can park by the Grist Mill and walk in. That is what my crew and I did.
A huge tree fell in what we call the middle of town. I would say it is at least 80-100 years old. Definitely dead for a long time, it came crashing down and broke to pieces. I crawled behind it where it came out of the ground, hoping for some kind of trinket or something from Sprucevale. Rocks. Just rocks and sand. And briars. Ouch.
I heard strange noises while I was there. I tried to record it, but it was too faint to pick up. Spooky. It was coming from the Lock 41 area, and I could have sworn it was coming toward us. Considering my crew was pretty small, and whining (my dog, Lexi) we opted to not go after it. There will be other days, however.
It was a good evening and I have several videos I did to go over. I am working to be ready for our Feb 16 tour down there, weather permitting. More information will be coming about this chilly event by next week. I would love to hear some of your adventures at Gretchen's Lock! Please leave a comment, or email me! ghosting12@yahoo.com

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