Delaware River with HRCKC

By August 19, 2011Boating, Trips

On Saturday, August 13th, quite a few of us intreprid souls met at the Water Gap….we first convoyed up to Worthington State Park a few miles (and that one darn 3 minute stoplight), spent a while unloading, convoyed down to Belvidere.

As usual, Martha and I were the last to arrive….early mornings just are not a forte. Sorry folks.

Despite the early start it was after 11 before we hit the water….we started in beautiful weather but it quickly clouded up.

Approaching the Water Gap we approached the noise that was to be with us for the better part of the trip. The gap is, of course, spectacular, but the interstate highway the runs though it is not….

To start things off they are taking the lead paint off the I-80 bridge, so we entered with the gap with the smell of solvents.

At an island below the gap some search and rescue folks were doing some sort of a training exercise.  Lori went over there to check out a Great Blue Heron and when she finally understood that they did not want her to come down on there side of the island she was unable to get out of the main current (see http://www.nfb.ca/film/path_of_the_paddle_solo_basic/ for some quick instruction on how to ferry across a current ) so she finally went down river and across their rope…

A leisurely lunch followed, with Lori having disappeared downstream. I used her disappearance as chance to explore the other side of the islands, but she was waiting for us a the pull out with cookies.

A brief shower at the end of the trip and I guess some of them headed off for Pizza.

Delaware River-Worthington to Belvidere

John and the crue approaching the water gap.
John and the crue approaching the water gap.
"Rapids"...not that John stops talking.
"Rapids"...not that John stops talking.
The party at the water gap recreation area
The party at the water gap recreation area
Trucks on i_80
Trucks on i_80
Going thru the gap
Going thru the gap
John, i-80 and the gap.
John, i-80 and the gap.
 
Search and rescue training...they were shouting at Lori trying to keep her from the line they had across the river out to an island.
Search and rescue training...they were shouting at Lori trying to keep her from the line they had across the river out to an island.
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
 
West side of the gap looking north
West side of the gap looking north
 
 
Lackawanna Cut-Off bridge and signs on I-80 near Columbia.
Lackawanna Cut-Off bridge and signs on I-80 near Columbia.
Lackawanna Cut-Off bridge
Lackawanna Cut-Off bridge
Lackawanna Cut-Off bridge and Kittatinny Mountain looking north.
Lackawanna Cut-Off bridge and Kittatinny Mountain looking north.
Lackawanna Cut-Off bridge and Kittatinny Mountain looking north.
Lackawanna Cut-Off bridge and Kittatinny Mountain looking north.
Lackawanna Cut-Off bridge and Kittatinny Mountain looking north.
Lackawanna Cut-Off bridge and Kittatinny Mountain looking north.
Portland-Columbia Toll and Portland-Columbia Pedestrian Bridge.
Portland-Columbia Toll and Portland-Columbia Pedestrian Bridge.
Lackawanna Cut-Off bridge and west side of thegap looking north.
Lackawanna Cut-Off bridge and west side of thegap looking north.
Lackawanna Railroad's "Old Road" Bridge
Lackawanna Railroad's "Old Road" Bridge
Lackawanna Railroad's "Old Road" Bridge...not HJCKC members on the bridge.
Lackawanna Railroad's "Old Road" Bridge...not HJCKC members on the bridge.
Emma jumping.
Emma jumping.
and jumping
and jumping
and landing
and landing
 
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