Friday, April 6, 2012

Driving Home Via The Port Kent Hopkinton Turnpike

Well, Wednesday morning arrived and I knew I had to drive home to sort through my photos and to be at work on Thursday morning. So I closed up my little farm apartment and loaded all six dogs up into the car. We were on the road by 8:00 and I decided to take the scenic route along the old Port Kent Hopkinton Turnpike. We first traveled the lowlands, along the St. Regis River and then up into the mountains. It was plenty warm and I kept the windows open so Daphne could watch out over the St. Regis flood plain down below:

Despite a week of temperatures in the 70s and 80s, there was still some snow in the forested mountains:

And lovely Adirondack scenery every direction I looked:

We passed through wetlands even in the higher places along the route:

These small channels would be wonderful to explore in a canoe or kayak - in the summertime, that is:

I dreamed of paddling off into the wilderness, perhaps aiming for that next mountain:

Or toward that mountain:

Wetlands and mountains in every direction:

When we reached Route 30, I turned south and remembered that these wetlands were part of the Deer River Flow:

I continued snapping pictures as I drove. This made for very slow progress and I didn't know how my new camera would perform on such a dark, cloudy day, but I was enjoying the scenery:

All along that upper stretch of Route 30 are marshes and ponds:

But I did, after all, have to get home and resume my everyday work life so I took one final photo and then continued toward Albany:

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