Sunday, July 20, 2014

Day 27: NYC to Niagara Falls

July 20, 2014

Sho, Saya and I cycled from Syracuse to Rome, NY today.  Much of the ride was along the Erie Canal, which afforded opportunities for Saya to create impromptu public art

And measure the height of corn stalks

And check out a local playground

We also saw firsthand how a canal lock works when we cycled over Lock #21 in New London.  The upstream elevation was 420 feet, and the downtown elevation 394 feet.  Two boats pulled into the lock, and Saya started a conversation with the people in one of the boats.  

As the boat dropped 26 feet over a period of about 10 minutes, she had to lean over the edge and raise her voice to continue the conversation.

Soon, the lock doors opened, and Saya waved farewell to her new friends

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