Today was a planned short day for a resupply pickup from the post office. I headed up the canal on varied terrain, ice, snow, slush, dry trail. I came across a small trailer park literally on the trail. The addresses are on: tow path lane. The whole place smelled like goose poop. It may have been a seasonal town because it looked empty and I didn't see anyone.
So much history on the trail. When I'm not passing old locks and lock-master homes, I'm passing Civil War historical sites. It's interesting to see the different sizes of the lock master homes, some are certainly larger than others. Also interesting is to see some that have been well maintained, some in decent condition while others are just a foundation. Lock masters had to be on the clock 24/7 to control the locks on the C&O Canal. They received little pay but were given an acre of land and a house. Their children would travel the canal to go to school, the wives would barter vegetables from the garden and homemade pies for goods from boats traveling the canal.
Nine miles later I arrived in Williamsport. A town that George Washington considered for the Nation's Capital. The town also has Civil War history.
I got my first package! I purchased some crab chips from Sheetz, the first time in my life I've ever been in a Sheetz.
Currently sorting the food from my resupply package. My food plan was a little ambitious. I planned a 3,500 calorie/day diet. I can't eat that much, carrying that much food is difficult as well. So I've made a new plan and will mail some food back.
I didn't see anyone on the trail today. It was a half day though. A casual Friday, if you will. Tomorrow was supposed to be a zero day, I have one a week planned. However, since I just had a day off in Harpers Ferry, I'm going to press on. Also there's going to be some snow on Wednesday or Thursday, so I'll save my rest day for then.
A high of 57 tomorrow!!!!
Thank you and good night.