Saturday, September 22, 2012

Day 20 - Brunswick, Maryland

This afternoon I decided to do my walk in Brunswick, another historic railroad town.  This town, however, still has a very active railroad, and it is a major stop on the Maryland Rail Commuter (MARC) system.  In 1907, it was the largest and most active railyard of its kind in the world.

Brunswick also lies along the C&O canal and the towpath that parallels the Potomac River from Cumberland, Maryland, to the Washington, DC, boundary.  My previous trips to Brunswick have involved taking the bike on the back of the car and then cycling north along the towpath to Harper's Ferry, WV, which is 6 miles away.  Today, however, I decided to walk the streets of Brunswick while they were having a "Wine and Chocolate Walk."

I parked several blocks away from downtown, to be sure to extend my walk, then I went into town and got my ticket and wine glass for the event.  All in all, there were about 12 stops along the route, in and out of local businesses, who were featuring Maryland wines. 

In one of the shops, Two Rivers Yarns, I had a nice discussion with the owner, and she is taking me up on my offer to teach a class on a knitting technique called "entrelac."  Now that the weather is getting cooler, I am itching to start knitting again.  And no, that is not a wool joke.

These guys were just too cute not to get their photos!
I ended my walk with a mid-afternoon salad at Beans in the Belfry, a cafe in an old church.  They were slammed with business, because many of the wine walkers today were looking for a meal, as well, and there were not many options available before 4 p.m.  A final trek to the car, all the way uphill, put the cap on another great photo walk!

This pooch wanted in on the action!

I put the camera down between the tracks.

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Cam's rules for the Daily Photo Walk:

  1. walk every day
  2. the walk must be in addition to any other planned activity for the day
  3. post a photo every day
  4. use my Nikon P7100 (it is a very convenient size and weight)
  5. no weather excuses
  6. walk only where it is safe to do so

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