Erie Canal - Day 2

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Surpassing our day 1 total of 1 mile wasn't going to be hard. We set out for breakfast. Rode down by the Niagara River and over the Rainbow Bridge. I was a little surprised not to find Asgard on the other side.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_7YN3bkG0cSc/TFsqHeJqGgI/AAAAAAAAFys/HjjGnfMe1wo/s1600/IMG_20100805_092716.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_7YN3bkG0cSc/TFsqHeJqGgI/AAAAAAAAFys/HjjGnfMe1wo/s320/IMG_20100805_092716.jpg" /></a></div>Back in New York, we continued on. Our first stretch was on Bike Route 5:<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_7YN3bkG0cSc/TFsqPrQNRjI/AAAAAAAAFyw/VHmDkQXjS4A/s1600/IMG_20100805_101249.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_7YN3bkG0cSc/TFsqPrQNRjI/AAAAAAAAFyw/VHmDkQXjS4A/s320/IMG_20100805_101249.jpg" /></a></div><br />Paved but cragly and full of holes. Not very scenic either, at least not until we got closer to Tonowanda where we found the Seabee's memorial:<br /><br /><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_7YN3bkG0cSc/TFsqvFFcrLI/AAAAAAAAFzA/XWbkAHtkjr0/s1600/IMG_20100805_104307.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="150" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_7YN3bkG0cSc/TFsqvFFcrLI/AAAAAAAAFzA/XWbkAHtkjr0/s200/IMG_20100805_104307.jpg" width="200" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/_7YN3bkG0cSc/TFsq8B75nDI/AAAAAAAAFzE/xxx0Gq3gLLo/s1600/IMG_20100805_104334.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="150" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/_7YN3bkG0cSc/TFsq8B75nDI/AAAAAAAAFzE/xxx0Gq3gLLo/s200/IMG_20100805_104334.jpg" width="200" /></a></div><br /><br />What else did we find in Tonowanda?<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><br /><br /><br />The Carousel Museum<br /><br /><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/_7YN3bkG0cSc/TFsrTMfFqDI/AAAAAAAAFzQ/fH4xxwfYbDs/s1600/IMG_20100805_110310.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="150" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/_7YN3bkG0cSc/TFsrTMfFqDI/AAAAAAAAFzQ/fH4xxwfYbDs/s200/IMG_20100805_110310.jpg" width="200" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_7YN3bkG0cSc/TFsro3Y79BI/AAAAAAAAFzg/UdDwjOFu5ec/s1600/IMG_20100805_112744.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="150" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_7YN3bkG0cSc/TFsro3Y79BI/AAAAAAAAFzg/UdDwjOFu5ec/s200/IMG_20100805_112744.jpg" width="200" /></a></div><br />Apparently, Carousel's were made in Tonowanda. One can learn all about them – making the animals, the Wurlitzer organs, motors, construction, etc. Worth it if you're in the area.<br /> <br /> <br />After lunch at a local diner, the kind where everyone knows everyone and the hash is homemade and tasty, we finally found our way to the canal!!!!!!<br /><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/_7YN3bkG0cSc/TFsr1JRp3ZI/AAAAAAAAFzo/sEoLP7U0Zcw/s1600/IMG_20100805_130905.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/_7YN3bkG0cSc/TFsr1JRp3ZI/AAAAAAAAFzo/sEoLP7U0Zcw/s320/IMG_20100805_130905.jpg" /></a></div><br /><br />We rode for miles along the canal with brief detours out to the road.<br /><br /><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_7YN3bkG0cSc/TFsr6X7BSSI/AAAAAAAAFzs/Wl_V9QCTz90/s1600/IMG_20100805_132821.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"></a><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_7YN3bkG0cSc/TFsr6X7BSSI/AAAAAAAAFzs/Wl_V9QCTz90/s1600/IMG_20100805_132821.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"></a><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_7YN3bkG0cSc/TFsr6X7BSSI/AAAAAAAAFzs/Wl_V9QCTz90/s1600/IMG_20100805_132821.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_7YN3bkG0cSc/TFsr6X7BSSI/AAAAAAAAFzs/Wl_V9QCTz90/s320/IMG_20100805_132821.jpg" width="240" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/_7YN3bkG0cSc/TFssFarE6RI/AAAAAAAAFzw/gSOhqcfV5u8/s1600/IMG_20100805_132825.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/_7YN3bkG0cSc/TFssFarE6RI/AAAAAAAAFzw/gSOhqcfV5u8/s320/IMG_20100805_132825.jpg" /></a></div><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_7YN3bkG0cSc/TFsson8l_vI/AAAAAAAAFz8/LNNSh3q2Dcw/s1600/IMG_20100805_133340.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_7YN3bkG0cSc/TFsson8l_vI/AAAAAAAAFz8/LNNSh3q2Dcw/s320/IMG_20100805_133340.jpg" /></a></div><br />In this picture, all that green is actually on the canal. It's water chestnuts waiting to be harvested.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />After a stop at the Amherst museum for bathrooms and a cold drink of water, we continued on. A few miles later,<br />we were in Lockport. Our destination for the night. Lockport is best known for having a two channel five step lock. One side has been replaced with a two step lock and the other is no longer functional but it's still pretty neat.<br /><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_7YN3bkG0cSc/TFstlvtO5fI/AAAAAAAAF0k/D0yzmLZL3RE/s1600/IMG_20100805_155733.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_7YN3bkG0cSc/TFstlvtO5fI/AAAAAAAAF0k/D0yzmLZL3RE/s320/IMG_20100805_155733.jpg" /></a></div><br />From there to our BnB:<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_7YN3bkG0cSc/TFtOQdynCQI/AAAAAAAAF00/1fuBqfJ014E/s1600/IMG_20100805_172631.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_7YN3bkG0cSc/TFtOQdynCQI/AAAAAAAAF00/1fuBqfJ014E/s320/IMG_20100805_172631.jpg" /></a></div><br />Pizza and pasta for dinner, and now for a good night's sleep.<br /><br />Total miles for the day: 37 for a grand total of 38.<br /><br />Tomorrow: 42 miles to Brockport.<br /><br /><br /><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/468689896075458340-8730908885262180492?l=cestlaz.blogspot.com' alt='' /></div>