C & O Canal

Cheasapeake &  Ohio Canal Md

While at Maryland’s Great Falls Park the dramatic Potomac river gets most of the attention including mine.  However, paralleling the river is the C&O Canal, occasionally referred to as the “Grand Old Ditch,” operated from 1831 until 1924. It runs from Cumberland, Maryland to Washington, DC and is 185.5 miles long. A quiet contrast to the roaring river.

Here Comes Sandy

The Woodrow Wilson Bridge crosses the Potomac River connecting Alexandria, Virginia, and Prince Georges County, Maryland.  I took this not long before Hurricane Sandy reached the East Coast.