|Glade Creek Grist Mill & Pond|
Friday, August 31 - Babcock State Park, WV, Day 3 - 48.5 Miles Today, 14,837.0 For the Trip
A pleasant surprise this morning - the internet was back on my WiFi Ranger & I can connect with the control panel. Once we figured out what the WiFi Ranger ID was, Brian at tech support reset my router & reinstalled the latest update.
I was planning to hike along the Narrow Gauge Trail to see a swinging bridge, but after walking down to the trailhead I discovered that it was very muddy. Not sure why since I seems pretty dry here at the campground, but I decided to skip it & visit the swinging bridge closer to the mill. I did take a couple of photos from a standard road bridge near the trailhead. Managed to shoot the first one through condensation on the front of the lens due to the camera still being cold from overnight & the high humidity at the stream. I managed to do the same when I changed lenses when I went to shoot some photos of the Glade Creek Mill from a different location than yesterday. I was hoping for a nice reflection on the pond below the mill, but the floating leaves kept getting in the way. Actually, I kind of like the stream image, but the mill is way too soft. As usual, more photos at today's LakeshoreImages Page.
I also shot a photo of one of the cabins along Old Sewell Road as well as some of the woods along side the road & a millipede in the middle of the road. It was about 4" long - a lot bigger than our upstate New York bugs! The cabins look nice - electric & water & some are on the edge of Glade Creek. There are 28 cabins located in the park, ranging from Economy 2 person to 4 Bedroom Deluxe units. I found the swinging bridge - it didn't swing all that much, but is cable supported.
I made a run to the nearest grocery store (a Walmart along US 19 about 20 miles away) for some supplies, and came back to the campsite. The reservable sites are starting to fill even though the prediction for the weekend is rain. There was a herd of deer (well, four of them) nibbling along the road next to my trailer. By the time I got out the camera it was down to one, and she got chased away by a vehicle driving down the road.
Since I've been snacking on watermelon and junk food (is watermelon junk food?) I'm just going to have a salad for dinner. I picked up some vegetables to make a pizza tomorrow or the next day.
Until Tomorrow -