000500 38505C 4C572C 677A88 90997C A9C266 B6C292 E1EBC9

Share this photo on Twitter Share this photo on Facebook

C&O Canal Boat

Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 15 August 2017 in Transportation.

The Charles Mercer taking a slow ride up the C&O Canal. The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal was originally built to carry coal from the Allegheny Mountains to Washington, DC. Mules walked along the towpath beside the canal and pulled boats loaded with coal. Today, the canal is a recreation area. The towpath is a walking path. Parts of the canal can be used for canoeing.

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

© Copyright 2019 Elaine Hancock, All Rights Reserved

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel reflet du bateau sur le canal et toute cette végétaiton fantastique

15 Aug 2017 5:12am

Martine from France

Une balade sur ce bateau doit être bien agréable.

15 Aug 2017 5:52am

Anne from France

So peaceful!

15 Aug 2017 6:00am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Je m'imagine sur ce bateau durant un Week end

15 Aug 2017 6:26am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Nice peaceful scene in the middle of the greenery!

15 Aug 2017 7:58am

Shaun from Thorton, United States

A wonderful way to cruise around this peaceful place. Excellent look at this boat.

15 Aug 2017 8:31am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful and quiet composition .

15 Aug 2017 9:02am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a lovely bucolic scene

15 Aug 2017 9:42am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France


15 Aug 2017 9:53am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle prise

15 Aug 2017 10:30am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Looks like a very tranquil, enjoyable ride through this canal!! I love the verdant foliage that envelops the view.

15 Aug 2017 11:49am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

I bet it is a lovely place to walk. I like this picture, it is so soothing.

15 Aug 2017 11:57am

@beach: It is a nice place to walk. You see all sorts of birds and frogs and turtles. The canal parallels the Potomac River which makes for a pretty view.

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

SUch a similar story to the D&R canal behind my house. Except that a boat that size would not make it. Only kayaks and canoes. Beautiful and lush view.

15 Aug 2017 2:01pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Beautiful...peaceful...serene ....

15 Aug 2017 2:42pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Beautiful green tones and reflections! Lovely picture!

15 Aug 2017 7:24pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, colors, lights & reflections!

15 Aug 2017 8:50pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful image of the canal and boat.

16 Aug 2017 12:14am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Down a lazy river. Looks nice.

16 Aug 2017 2:40am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great shot and I love the archway formed by the overhanging trees.

16 Aug 2017 10:29am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Good to note that it gets lots of regular use still.

16 Aug 2017 8:22pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful tranquil scene and love the green!

17 Aug 2017 12:19pm