Sunday, August 05, 2007

C & O Canal Boat Rides

We went back to Georgetown to take a ride on a canal boat. This was great fun, and our guide shared a wealth of information with us. On the ride you are pulled by mules, down the canal about 2 miles. You even get to go through a lock.

Mule Power

After riding on the boat we went in search of a lock we had missed on our previous trip. There is a lock before Lock 1. It is called the Tidal Lock, and it is situated across from the Watergate Hotel (the lock is where the Watergate Hotel got its name).

After finally finding the spot where the canal joins with the Potomac River we decided to run up to Great Falls and ride their canal boat too. It was similar yet different to the Georgetown ride. Up at Great Falls, you really are out in the country and it was very beautiful.

The Charles F. Mercer


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