Up the Creek . . . with a paddle

Thanks to the wonderfully generous loan of a neighbor, we were able to go some distance up White Rock Creek this afternoon by IMG_1128canoe. The recent rains have raised the creek level a bit, and we were able to get about half an hour north of Northwest Highway before the water was too shallow to continue.

 

 

 

In this picture there is the interesting juxtaposition of the old and the new. At the top of the picture is the new DART light-rail track running northeast. But below it, with the colorful graffiti, is the original railway bridge, on the original right-of-way, and the date is amazing: 1905. I can only wonder what this area looked like in 1905. But here, almost 110 years old, the basic bridge abutment still stands. A testimony of hard work from another time.

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IMG_1143-EditWe look forward to more explorations this Fall, as the weather moderates. Where have you been exploring this summer here in Dallas or wherever you are?

 

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